Spot on humor: A genius example all writers can learn from

My first article at Two Drops – a bit of humor

Two Drops of Ink: A Literary Blog

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
-~Gene Fowler~

By Dawn Field


Are you good at humor? Do you like writing it – or reading it? It can be injected into a tense story to lighten the mood, usually just so the emotional temperature can rise again, or it can be the primary axis of a great book.

Humor can do the soul good, but sometimes it’s also the best way to get a point across.

What better way to highlight how NOT to write than to fill a book with exquisitely bad writing on purpose? The skill and experience of Howard Mittelmark and Sandra Newman is a pinnacle of ‘didactic parody’.

How Not to Write a Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them–A Misstep-by-Misstep Guide” is a brilliant example…

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