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Topper Harley
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Registered: 12 Jul 19

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Posted: 12 Jul 19 05:45
You writers on here need to give more pay off.

Put a bow on it...

… just sayin'.

Little Red Hen

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Posted: 12 Jul 19 10:42
Thanks for taking the time to comment Topper.

If I'm reading you right, I agree: punchlines are important. I much prefer a story that has a fun ending.

Personally, I find the ending the hardest part of writing a spoof news article. Presenting a funny situation in a news style is only the half of it. A neat wrap-up and sign-off to leave the reader with a smile on their face is key.

Failing that, opening with some backstory before ending with the joke works well.

Purple Girl

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Posted: 12 Jul 19 22:33
I kept this in mind as I finished a story I was working on.

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