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Beside actual verbal communication, which of the following would you choose to communicate through?
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Don't Joke

The title is actually bad advice, as humor is definitely an asset to most stories. I however do have a reason for saying it. I usually have problems with the manuscripts of others and even myself with jokes. Humor depends upon the reader understanding the personalities, the history, and the present situation. Since my most common problem with reading the works of others is a lack of descriptions, it should not be surprising that I often do not get the humor.

The same will happen with my own writing. In fact, I am writing this after encountering a joking situation in a story. I am coming back to it after a number of months, and had trouble with a section because it was meant to be humorous, but I was not getting it. I will be rewriting to set up the characters and situation to assure the reader understands the comical nature. I am thus advising you to stop laughing at what you believe you are writing, and actually study the passage to assure that others will also be able to laugh.

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PostSubject: autumnal leaves   September 1st 2013, 7:22 am

Autumnal Leaves.

Withered leaves are falling curled up looking
like empty ice cream cones. I picked a couple
put them in the breast pocket of my shirt;
then rain, I got soaking wet on my scooter.
The leaves looked like dead hands of someone
long time gone, veins and sinew without skin.
I sought shelter behind a big grave stone that
would protect me from the westerly wind.
It didnīt, so I just sat there sinking into the soft
ground becoming an autumnal leaf.
Had earth in my mouth when it stopped raining
and sun broke through. Dug myself out of this
unwanted grave caked by drying mud, and not
again shall I pick dead leaves when there are
evergreens around that will promise life eternal.
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