S6E7 – Writing Humor

Authors can always be served by returning to the basics of writing. We spend so much time focusing on the grand scale of books – plot, themes, sequels – that the simple pieces of writing which make a story stand out can be lost. This month, Writing Roots is focusing on the nitty gritty, from writing dialogue and humor to developing character voice.

Writing humor, for many authors, is one of the most difficult things they could try. A joke may seem bland, or the writer may worry it will fall flat. They may also worry a character they perceive as being the comic relief may not be seen the same by the readers. Writing humor isn’t always easy, but there are things that can help ease those worries. In this episode we talk about how humor works and the best uses in a story.

First aired January 23, 2020.

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