Two Out of Three Takedowns; Irony and Ambiguity

A popular handout from my site, Short Stories: 10 Tips for Creative Writers, includes a phrase uncommon enough that Googling for it (“practiced scream therapy“) leads me to short story exercises that develop an example into more detailed studies, or pages that remix the content of my site in order to make a similar point. Those were fun to read. The pages that copied the whole handout, word-for-word, were less…