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Life is Funny: 5 Tips on How to Write Humor in Your Work

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People like to give advice on how to try to be funny when they write. Here’s the short version of my advice: Don’t. Humor happens, so let it, don’t force it. Turn on a TV, or a video streaming site, even if only for an experiment and drink in how we can, in an instant, flip our viewing screens from the horrors of war, to a speech by some dude extolling the virtues of war, to a drama in which tears are shed about someone renovating a home, to another in which tears are shed about baking a cake, to another in which tears are shed about getting fit, and back to the stone-faced guy talking about war—and shedding not…

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