Three Quick Tips for Composing a Humorous Essay

1. You need a story, not just jokes. If your goal is to write compelling nonfiction, the story must always come first—what is it you are meaning to show us, and why should the reader care? It is when the humor takes a backseat to the story being told that the humorous essay is most … Continue reading Three Quick Tips for Composing a Humorous Essay

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Humorous Book #2 Now Live

Grin and Bare It After countless edits and cover design tweaks I took a deep breath and published this yesterday. Like my other humorous book Life in a Two Story Outhouse it is a collection of essays inspired by real life. Those who know me know that I love adding humor to conversations with friends. … Continue reading Humorous Book #2 Now Live

McManus’s Rules for Writing Humor #2

Write about your bad experiences, not your good ones. Write about serious events, not funny ones. Write about your failure, not your success. Write about your fear, not your courage. Write about the negative, not the positive. Write about the bad, not the good. A stingy character is funnier than a generous character. A blowhard … Continue reading McManus’s Rules for Writing Humor #2