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.
- Exaggeration: Extremes are funny.
- 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.
- 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.