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I’m on your blog, reading, digging, and I’m hunting for something special. It is possible, that I would love a writer to tackle a particular topic in order to round out my list. I am certainly looking for fantastic writing, and savvy marketers, but more than all of these things:

I am looking for irony.

Irony is a figure of speech in which words are used in such a way that their intended meaning is different from the actual meaning of the words. It may also be a situation that may end up in quite a different way than what is generally anticipated. In simple words, it is a difference between the appearance and the reality.”

I want to know how the things you say, the lessons you’ve learned, the things you display on the page would work together in order to bring irony to the reader. I want to see how you can build a story in a way, that the lesson I think might be coming, is unique and ironic enough that when I close the book I say, “Wow, how did they string that together?” Readers love and need irony. I’m looking for the beautiful DIY blogger whose online home is perfect. But, yet, her personal, real-life home is a mess. I’m looking for writers that know how to put irony on the page.

When you set up your online home, if you have irony in your story, display it somehow. If the reality of your life and the message of your book are filled with nuggets of truth that are clear to the audience, but unknown to the characters, then you are on a good path.

Flip over the back of any good book jacket. You will find irony there. Or you should. Irony is an art. Master it.

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This series is part of the #Write31Days challenge. To read all the posts in this series click here.

 

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