Comics: Figures of Speech Gone Literal

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Why do comics like this make me laugh?

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Writing Tip: Save the Best for Last

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Sentences are like a meal, and the best strategy is almost always the same:

Save the most important part of a sentence for the end.

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How to Write Description: Specific Details

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It’s not the big, obvious things that makes for good description; it’s the small, hard-to-notice things. If you are describing a busy train station, your reader will assume that there’s a train and crowds of people. But the hiss of steam from the engine or the bright blue feather in a woman’s hat are details that give the scene life and interest.

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The Heroic Journey, Part 20: Outer Journey

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The idea for this stage is “higher stakes, greater complications.” After the Point of No Return at the midpoint of the novel the goal becomes both more difficult and more important to accomplish. The Hero has a harder time accomplishing his goal but is more committed than ever to achieving it.

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