Karen Bayly

Author and Copywriter

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Blog posts September 2020

Have Pun With Wordplay

I adore the literary technique of word play. This form of wit uses words to often humorous effect. It includes puns, spoonerisms, obscure words and meanings, clever rhetorical excursions, limericks, oddly formed sentences, and double entendres.

In particular, I love puns. Particularly terribl…

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Author Question: What bugs you as a writer?

The thing that bugs me most the is competing views of editors and readers (especially beta readers). It’s a balancing act that I’m still learning. Writing so that one satisfies the needs of both editors and readers is a skill.

For example, some editors have criticised me for “too much exposit…

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