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“It’s a good thing we aren’t dating in our twenties now,” my husband mused as I stood traumatized in the hospital room while urine sprayed wildly across the floor. “This could cause a young, single guy to escape to a hermit’s cave far away in the wilderness.” He was trying to make me laugh, and…
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Elaine Ambrose by Elaine Ambrose - 1w ago

One of the delicious advantages of being old and tired is I can write whatever I want. I have no filter, editors, or advertisers, so I can declare with profound sincerity: Keep your damn dog off my dinner table. I recently attended a writing conference in Ohio. I spent money that could have gone for…
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  (Here’s my outline for “How to Write Humor.” I give this presentation for workshops andpresentations at various conferences.)     Risk to Writing Humor What if they don’t laugh? What if they do? Do you laugh or cringe at your own sentence? Improve humor writing skills by reading, writing, and analyzing what makes you…
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My stylish but functional carry-on bag is waiting to be packed for tomorrow’s flight to Cincinnati, Ohio for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists Conference. The association is for writers of serial essays, including columnists and bloggers. My goal as a humor writer is to cause at least one person to laugh or maybe snort…
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If you want to write a memoir, begin with a powerful scene that provides a provocative glimpse into the story that follows. Here is the first paragraph of my upcoming memoir, Frozen Dinners – A Memoir of a Fractured Family. “Irritated clouds of gray dust swirl behind my car and settle back onto the patches…
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How the NOW is What We Have – A Tribute to My Brother Radio interview on BlogTalk Radio with Jeanie Brosius King describes my thoughts about the death of my younger brother.  
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What to do on a rainy spring day? Make chicken Parmesan, of course. Several years ago, I attended a cooking school for a week in Tuscany, Italy with A Cook’s Tour. We learned from local chefs and consumed a year’s worth of delicious Italian food and wine in a few days. It was glorious. As…
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  My memoir Frozen Dinners is available on Amazon for pre-order. Brown Books Publishing has announced a release date for November 2018 to secure holiday promotion and purchases. Watch for the local premiere party, complete with TV dinners! I appreciate this review from Kim Barnes, author of the Pulitzer Prize Finalist Memoir: In the Wilderness: Coming…
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  “Potatoes are tasty,” Clyde said with a sigh. “I like them much better than blueberry pie.” Gators & Taters – A Week of Bedtime Stories is the winner of the 2018 Distinguished Favorite Award for Children’s Fiction from the Independent Press Awards. Thousands of books were submitted for the honor, but apparently the judges…
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For the perfect Mother’s Day gift, with discounts up to 50%, share a copy of Angel Bumps – Hello from Heaven. Angel Bumps is a collection of tender stories from 50 writers who share their humorous, inspirational, and emotional experiences with personal signs from beyond. Signs could be a feather, a certain song, a coin,…
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