After so many years of social interaction you have common sayings you gravitate to quite often. You have your “can’t argue with that” line. Your “you need to get out more” line. Your “I call it like I see it” line. You find no reason in brushing up on your humor when “that’s what she said” interjections win over social circles just fine. Performing a stand-up routine is not something on your list of things to try this year and you are kind of past the “I’m going to be overly outgoing” shtick, yet the charming nature of being quick-witted is something you and the rest of us still find appealing.
In comes a collection of a couple hundred phrases and words that is not exactly a how-to book. In fact it was never meant to be a book at all. Years ago, a very good looking young gentleman, going by the pseudonym Upward, started noting remarks he found inherently playful and somewhat common in conversation for only his personal use, until recently when he decided to pack them up, add examples, and share them with the self-improving public. They are phrases to laugh at. Most of them you will recognize. Now you will have the lines in your metaphorical back pocket to nonchalantly pull out when needed. In essence, a manual to ease your l’esprit de l’escalier. Socially potent fire, if you will.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
There are plenty of joke books and how-to find a mate books, but neither give practical material for the everyday conversation. Someone should have put out a book like this years ago!
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Only write because you love to write.
Coming from a not so diverse background, Upward is a full-time website editor with pretty good priority-management abilities. He spends his free time traveling, browsing Netflix and curating overly thought-out mixes for his musically inept friends. The optimist of sorts focuses on achieving harmony through personal development and aspires to the excess of modern living. He likes to think he’s more driven by the former. Any time left over is used maneuvering pronouns in order to make it seem as if he is not writing his own bio.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
After taking note of a few lines naturally humorous people brought out in conversation, I decided to start jotting down all common and not so common sayings I found to be somewhat funny and usable in many different situations. Years after doing so, it hit me that this would be of some value to people, so I cleaned things up and added some more phrases and put it out as an ebook.