Donna Earnhardt is the author of Being Frank, illustrated by Andrea Castellani. When Donna isn’t homeschooling or battling the laundry, she’s writing children’s stories, poetry, songs, and mysteries. You might find her fishing the Pee Dee River, hiking in the mountains with her family, or visiting her hometown of Cordova, NC. She lives in Concord, NC, and Being Frank is her first picture book.
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If you are looking for a magic formula to make your writing “funny”, you will be looking forever. BUT… we can work hard and learn how to perfect our craft, using every word to its best potential.
Here are a few things to consider when trying to “hit the side of the barn”
Witty funny, gross funny,
cheeky funny, “punny” funny,
Make you slap your brother-funny,
Langston Hughes once wrote, “”Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.” Who knows? Your “funny writing” just might be the rain that cools someone’s dry, weary land. So go out….
And hit those barns!