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Friday, 20 November 2009

How not to get satire published

You may have noticed that, here and there, in amongst the gravely intellectual posts I usually write, I do some less serious stuff. 'Essential Writers', a writers' blog, has published an article by me about how to write satire, or, more accurately, how not to ... Check it out if you're interested.


http://essentialwriters.com/writing-satire-4576.htm

19 comments:

  1. Excellent advice. There is no one better to have written that article. You are the best!

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  2. Thanks for the link. I will have a look at your article (and I am not being satirical).

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  3. Excellent article! Could I request a follow-up article on How to Actually Make a Living Writing Unpublished Satire? I could use a few tips, there.

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  4. Thanks, Rae. I blusheth. (Been reading Shakespeare.)

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  5. Lesley - I think I could write that article, yes!

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  6. Fran, Congrats on your award

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  7. Oh Fran, I'm waiting for your book....

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  8. Plainoldbob - award? Have I missed something?

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  9. Amanda - me, too, me, too.

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  10. Plainolebob - found it! Thank you, you man of TASTE, you! Love your selection.

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  11. Well done- an interesting read!

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  12. Thanks, Urb. And cheers for dropping by. Just read a few of your posts ... your latest one put my life very much into perspective - thanks!

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  13. Thanks, Maya. Presume you'll be packing soon. Enjoy!

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  14. Oh lord, this is one of your most hilarious pieces. "Faff" - what a great word! Step three is my favorite: "You're a grown up now." That sort of sums it up.

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  15. Thanks Fran, that was very funny. I read it four hundred times this morning.

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  16. Thanks, Mark - your comments always cheer me up. 'Faff' is definitely my favourite word of the moment. You can use it in all kinds of ways. Noun: what a load of faff. Verb: Stop faffing. Adjective: That's just faffy. Adverb: He said, faffily. (Actually, now I'm just making it up ...)

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  17. Stan - ha ha. Glad you've picked up my exaggeration tip.

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