I've been frantic lately with both family and professional events, so I'm going to cheat and treat today.
Fancy yourself a writer? Better educated than most?
Here's some advice from one of my fave people, Weird Al Yankovic:
(Click on the video for Word Crimes. You can look at the other funny videos after.)
LISTEN to this god of pun, sarcasm, satire and humor. And then appreciate.