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Wisenheimer - How sarcasm can drive a character sketch

Cole Matthews


Comedy in a story can elevate an interesting tale into one you can't put down.  There are several types of humor, but perhaps one of my favorites is the sarcastic retort.  Nothing can fuel a character like some witty, and biting, humor.  Let's try some examples with a, well, not first line, but first exchange with two main characters.  

Have fun with it.  


#209 - "This is the last time I'm going to trust you with being the lookout."

             "What's my next job? Poison taster?"


#210 - "Why is there blood over here?"

             "Uhhh, I, um, tripped and cut myself."

             "On the ceiling?"


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