S26 Bonus – Playing with Language

Language can be fun. It’s not always the dry, boring material you learned in school. Those are important for fundamentals, but when you learn to play with language, you reveal new potential in writing. Because english is a strange combination of several different language, there are lots of opportunities for wordplay. Just look at Shakespeare’s writing. There are puns galore. Same with authors such as Douglas Adams and Terry Pratchett. They all know how to play with language to make their writing more interesting.

In this episode, we talk about different ways you can have fun and provide more entertainment for your readers. That includes using alliterations, pangrams, puns, and even malaphors.

First aired November 27, 2021.

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