A good humor essay will have your reader in stitches.
When it comes to telling jokes, it’s often said that it’s all in the delivery. By writing a humor essay, you can get around that one hurdle, but there are others to avoid. A successful humor essay will entertain readers as much as a successful comedian will entertain audiences.
Pick a topic that is easily accessible
Keep it short and sweet
Tell a Story
Contrast Funny with Sad and Mundane
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As D. Thomas Jerlo, our guest has a number of books.
D. Thomas Jerlo’s novels inexplicably draw readers deep into mystical worlds where magic rules and battles between good and evil are forever constant. Blending reality with illusion, readers are riveted to the spellbinding plots and unforgettable characters.
As a best-selling and award nominated author of fantasy and paranormal, D. Thomas Jerlo’s novels hook unsuspecting readers into worlds of mage’ic and refuses to let them go until that last page is read.
Although published in the United States, D. Thomas Jerlo is a Canadian author through and through.
Let’s start off with a Topic Chat about the difference between a blog and a website.
What is the Difference Between a Blog and a Website?
The difference, it turns out, may be only in our minds. To begin our July Theme we will look at Blog/Website Building in Geek Speak and Plain English so we have a better understanding about what we are planning and why.
For those of you who may not know what a blog is, it’s short for web log, and is a frequently updated websiteconsisting of blog posts, or entries (more often than not, dated entries) that are arranged in reverse chronological order. So when a reader comes to your site, they see your most recent article (often called posts), first.
HorrorAddicts.net is a podcast, blog, and publisher that promotes and investigates the Horror Addict lifestyle.
h o r r o r . a d d i c t s: people who are physiologically or psychologically dependent on items depicting macabre events.
Music has the power to soothe the soul, drive people to obsession, and soundtrack evil plots. Is music the instigator of madness, or the key that unhinges the psychosis within? From guitar lessons in a graveyard and a baby allergic to music, to an infectious homicidal demo and melancholy tunes in a haunted lighthouse, Crescendo of Darkness will quench your thirst for horrifying audio fiction.
HorrorAddicts.net is proud to present fourteen tales of murderous music, demonic performers, and cursed audiophiles.
Crescendo of Darkness includes:
“Audition” by Naching T. Kassa This could be a guitarist’s ticket to the big time, if he survives auditioning in a ghoul-protected graveyard.
“Circe’s Music Shop” by A. Craig Newman A music store owner, who won’t be bullied into submission, teaches two hitmen the meaning of pain.
“Last Lullaby” by Emerian Rich An opera diva is haunted by a dangerous secret which threatens to end her career and her life.
“Loved to Death” by Sam Morgan Phillips Death explores his dream of being a rock star, but can’t avoid his purpose when a young woman forces him to live up to his destiny.
“The Music Box” by Daphne Strasert When a mom finds her childhood music box, she unleashes a tragic horror on her family, dooming them to repeat history.
“While My Guitar Gently Bleeds” by Benjamin Langley A rock musician is visited by an undead band member and forced to pay for his crimes against rock ‘n’ roll.
“Six String Bullets” by Cara Fox The pull of a busker’s song becomes too much for a young woman to resist.
“Lighthouse Lamentation” by R.A. Goli A lighthouse keeper helps a mysterious guest, but the stranger’s haunting sea shanty might drive him mad.
“Solomon’s Piano” by Jeremy Megargee A grieving husband builds an unnatural piano, but can his music raise the dead?
“They Don’t Make Music Like That Anymore” by Kahramanah A musician’s obsession with creating a masterpiece leads to him discover why they don’t make music like that anymore.
“Become the Music” by H.E. Roulo A cellist would do anything for her child, even give up music, but that might not be enough to stop a curse from consuming her baby.
“Keep the Beat” by Calvin Demmer A young girl questions why her tribe plays the djembe drums every night and finds it may be more than just a tradition
“The Legend of Crimson Ivory” by Sarah Gribble An audiophile finds a legendarily sinister demo at a used record store and decides to play it, despite his friends’ warnings.
“A Whisper in the Air” by Jeremiah Donaldson Employees at a job find solace in playing music on break, but a haunted melody draws in more than just new musicians.
“Dude, like no way. That’s not the way I remember it – at all. You can’t be saying that.”
May is Memoir Month at The Writers Chat Room.
Come visit on Sunday as we talk about memory. Should you share with family and friends, especially during your first draft? When does a memory become more fiction than fact? Does family input rob you of a story which should have been yours?
How True and Factual Does Your Memoir Have to Be? 5 Principles
Much of what we remember is forever lost in the physical world, however much it may shimmer and possess us now. Can we trust our memories as “facts?” And what if others disagree? How do we explain our creative process and answer their protests? Here are a few principles to assist you.
Wednesday and Sunday we will talk about what defines a memoir.
How does it differ from a personal essay or an autobiography? When does a Memoir slip into the area of becoming a Therapy Journal? What is a Fictionalized Memoir? Is a Fictionalized Memoir the thing we write while waiting for our ‘characters’ to pass on?
We will start with these questions and begin exploring things to include and avoid while writing a memoir.
Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne joined forces in 2012 and in collaboration, they have written several novels including The Cliffhouse Haunting, The Ghosts of Ravencrest, and Mother.
They are collaborating actively on several more novels and together, they also host the horror-themed radio show Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE!which has featured such guests as Anne Rice, Laurell K. Hamilton, Christopher Moore, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, VC Andrews, Preston & Child, Charlaine Harris, and Christopher Rice.
Currently, Thorne & Cross are writing the continuing Ravencrest Saga, and a sequel to Tamara’s Candle Bay, which will feature Michael, Winter, and Chynna from Alistair’s vampire novel, The Crimson Corset.
Celebrity Sunday Welcomes Alistair Cross and Tamara Thorne
Four agents who represent children’s literature, took time out of their busy day to share their insight and wisdom on platform, writing picture books, and writing for young audiences. If you want a better understand of what these agents are seeking in their submissions inbox and in their clients—and thus developing a better understanding of how to approach them and find representation—be sure to pick up a copy of Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market 2018for the full roundup!
We receive about a thousand unsolicited children’s manuscripts every month, like the ones in the mail bins below. Every one of them is read by a children’s editor here, and I’m here to offer you some tips on how to make your manuscript stand out from the pack.
Before you submit your children’s project to Chronicle Books, I’d encourage you to immerse yourself in the industry, hone your craft, and do your research.
Join us at 7PM EDT Sunday Evening by choosing the Public Chatroom in the Popup Window.
Writing a novel that appeals to a younger audience takes a certain amount of finesse—especially if you are no longer in that age bracket! It is not easy to venture into the minds of young adults and, essentially, “relive” your own past.
At Inkitt, I am regularly in touch with published authors who are eager to share their experience and provide support to emerging writers. Let’s have a look at six essential tips they have shared with us when it comes to writing YA novels.
The emotional drive of YA fiction is what truly separates it from other stories, and it is clear why so many people identify with it. It’s the ability of these texts to inherently understand and explore the emotions of humans that makes them such an enjoyable journey.
Keep your characters complex, your emotions high and your conflict enticing, and you’ll be well on your way to a great piece of YA fiction.