I just read an article from The Erma Bombeck Writer's Worshop by Polly Scott*. In the article the author lists 5 ways to write a funny blog post. Sadly, I'll have to change my whole style of writing if I am to follow Ms Scott's rules.
First she suggests keeping posts under 300 words. Dang. I'm just getting started at 300 words.
And she says to use short, choppy sentences. Come on folks, I've never met a run-on sentence I didn't like and want to bring home to dinner.
And one-sentence paragraphs? What's up with that?
I'm all for learning new things, but the truth is I like my way of doing things better. Guess I've got a long way to go to be in the Erma Bombeck league.
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We're rapidly approaching that time of year when lots of people and worthy causes will have their hands out asking for donations. You alone have to make the decisions about where and who you give your hard-earned dollars to. I think if you check out the PSAS, you'll see why Sorrow and I offered to help them out.
Please read Illuminary's post. You'll be glad you did.
*Inspired by the 2012 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Polly Scott wrote and published a book, Forget About Grammar: How to Write a Better Blog Post. She teaches an online writing course and writes a humor blog, Coming to Grips.