Writing Humor

I’m about to embark on another adventure.  I want to write a humorous fiction book.  Humor is hard, but not impossible.  I’ve been doing research and it’s amazing how little information there is online in a neat, concise little package.   This is what I’ve come up with so far.

  1. Exaggeration:  Extremes are funny.
  2. Surprise:  This is what makes a well-considered running gag funny. It’s like the jokes where the joke writer uses a stereotype or an expectation and then changes something at the end.
  3. The common truth that nobody sees.

There are others.  I’m still in the gathering and learning stage.  I like cunning and witty humor.  I’ll just need to research some more to get there.

About jeanetteraleigh

Jeanette Raleigh is an artist and author who has spent most of her life at some creative pursuit. Whether painting a castle or writing a novel, Jeanette enjoys the playful aspects of creation and strives to make worlds where others feel at home. You can find her works of art and information about her fiction at www.jeanetteraleigh.com.
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