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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Seasoning Your Writing With Humor

Most writers aren't relentlessly funny from beginning to end, and they don't have to be. A pinch of humor that works is better than a potful that doesn't. For most of us humor is merely seasoning; it's not the whole dish.

Patricia O'Conner, Words Fail Me, 1999

1 comment:

  1. Plus there's the fact that what I find utterly hilarious might not amuse you at all! It's like sage- too much for you might be perfect for me. A word chef has to measure carefully.
    [And isn't that the worst metaphor EVER!]