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The Joys of Parody.

A forgotten form of Written Art?

Parody, like punning and cliché, resounds with readers because of aspects such as unique turns of phrase, irony and to be honest, being just too clever by half (characteristics of only the very best of the old stand-up comedians, too). The result is a very satisfying form of lexical humor. Check out this old book for some choice examples of parody:

Have you ever written a parody?

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It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humility (or lack thereof!)

Do you know anybody who’s like this?

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I do feel that the decision to go Indie as an Author-Publisher is the right one – at least 99.99 percent of the time.

 

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Desiderwriter.

IRISH FIREBRANDS: A Novel ~ and Other Works by Christine Plouvier, Indie Author

DESIDERWRITER


(With apologies to Hoosier Max Ehrmann, author of the original poem “Desiderata.” Click on the image to download a PDF copy of this poster.)

~  Desiderwriter  ~

Gaze placidly upon the noisy printer and waste of jammed paper, and remember what peace there is in writing at 2 am. As far as possible when satirizing, be on good terms with all your subjects. ~ Write truth to power; and try to finish reading books, even if boring or incoherent; all writers data dump back stories. ~ Ignore trolls, it’s not worth your getting the vapors over them. It’s compare OR contrast, not both, but when critiquing others, remember there always will be better and worse writers than you are. ~ Enjoy alliterations, adjectives and adverbs, whether you’re a pantser or a planner. Let them refresh you after your day job, however humble; it’s a real possession in…

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