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1-2-3…Hehehe: Using the Rule of Three by @kamikinard plus a #Giveaway!

I love humor, I love funny, I love the rule of 3’s can’t wait to weave it into one of my funny pieces, thank you!!!

Nerdy Chicks Write

Humor sells. We’ve all heard that before. But how do we write something funny? As authors, making people laugh can be challenging. We can’t use physical humor and pratfall our way into chuckles like Chevy Chase. Neither can we rely on Amy Poehler-like wacky facial expressions to get the giggles. And, unfortunately, we can’t use inflections in our voices to hammer humor home the way Chris Rock does.

The only tools we have in our comic tool chests are words.  And that’s where the Rule of Three comes in.

Rule of three

The Rule of Three is a tool anyone – picture book authors and novelists alike – can use to

WISH_boyproject_comp (1) Yes, the Rule of Three is used in this book!

evoke humor! There are multiple reasons to use this technique, and volumes written about why to use it. I’m going to focus on just one of them: using the rule of three…

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Judy Bloom

I recently returned from a vacation, where I stumbled upon the fact that Judy Bloom is volunteering in a bookstore in Key West, Florida called Books & Books.  She was instrumental in the set up of the store and routinely comes in to help out with her husband.  I made my family stand outside to wait for the opening in  hopes to see her, talk to her, hug her and let her know what an impact she had on my youth as an author.  Alas, she did not come in that day (yes, I went back later on), but my daughter, curiously scanned all of the Judy Bloom books and selected a few that Judy will sign and mail to her before leaving Key West.  I too grabbed her latest adult novel and can’t wait to follow her magic into my adult life.  Thank you to Judy and all others creating the magic for tweens, teens and adults alike!

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School Gardens

My latest book is out there waiting to be discovered, We Can Plant a School Garden, a nonfiction account of how preschoolers can plant their own vegetable garden!  Children need to know where their food comes from, it’s so important nowadays to bring them back to this idea with the amount of squeezable “fruit and vegetable” pouches they are sucking on, we need them to know this is not how it really comes!!!  Help spread the word, together we can rebuild the culture of nutrition.