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The Humorous Approach
By Brenda B. Covert

1     Some people are naturally funny; others are born serious. One is not better than the other, for we need both types of people in this world. However, even if you don't think that you are one of the funny ones, this assignment will be good for you. A dose of humor will enliven your writing and encourage the reader to continue reading.
2     We'll begin with something easy. Funny words. There are words that sound funny. There are words that tickle the reader's funny bone. Does the word ‘booger' crack you up? What words do you find funny? List them here:

3     Personal quirks–odd ways of doing something– are sometimes humorous. If you invent a person who stomps a cockroach, sprays bug killer on it, and then slaps the remains with a fly swatter as if life were still possible–screaming the entire time, you will have given them an entertaining personal quirk. (At least my family and I thought so when we saw that particular quirk played out on TV!) Chances are good that you know someone with an interesting quirk. Tweak it a little. Kick it up a notch. When you've got something funny, write it here:

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