Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

Lynne Murphy (humour in non-fiction writing)

Danielle Krage interviews Lynne Murphy, Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sussex. Lynne has a fabulous alter-ego as Lynneguist, with an award-winning blog ‘Separated by a Common Language’.

Lynne is also the author of ‘The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship between British and American English’. In this interview, she generously shares a lot of the tools and approaches that helped her develop the voice of the book, get useful feedback, and make the writing funny and memorable. Plus practical recommendations for other writers who want to bring more humour to their non-fiction work.

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