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Ten top tips: Have a laugh

Get ready for April Fool’s Day with our ten top tips for using humour in your writing

The first of next month sees the celebration of April Fools’ Day, an occasion for playing tricks and practical jokes on unsuspecting souls across the nation. I’m not in any way advocating a string of childish pranks (no bags of flour balanced on door frames please) – here instead are a few suggestions for adding humour to your writing and a couple of ways you can turn April Fools’ Day to your advantage.

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