Tag Archives: writing humor

A meeting with my internal editor

Ross’s Internal Editor: Hello, Ross. Happy New Year. Thanks for taking the time to see me. Ross Murray: Well, the mirror was right there, so no problem. RIE: Is this a good time? You seem to be struggling with that … Continue reading

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For humour writers, 15 years is called the “banana anniversary”

This week marks 15 years that I’ve been writing this column for The Sherbrooke Record, and it’s the longest thing I’ve ever committed to outside of marriage, fatherhood and not watching the Harry Potter movies. I never get tired of … Continue reading

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Shopping the laughless blues away

Sometimes you have to know when to give up. I’m a humorist. I used to write serious newspaper editorials, and it still blows my mind how I could churn out clear logic and rhetoric on deadline week after week. And … Continue reading

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Tour this: #mywritingprocess

What do writers like even better than writing? Pretty much anything, when it comes right down to the actual writing. It’s like my youngest daughter: she likes the idea of books more than actually reading books. If we’re perfectly honest … Continue reading

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On writing the funny little frog

E.B. White once wrote that analyzing humour is like dissecting a frog: it’s gross and it smells like formaldehyde and you just know someone’s going to vomit. Classic E.B. White… While not everyone will agree with that statement, I think … Continue reading

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