Vain attempt at humour
Aspiring writers are often told to write about what they know, and certainly the things they enjoy. Being ourselves, being free to explore, is both a wonderful and scary experience. Writing can be very personal. It’s like giving others a view into our soul.
When it comes to humour, it can be tough to gauge what audiences find amusing. What we deem funny, doesn’t always tickle another’s funny bone! The fascinating thing about using comedy in our work, is learning what makes a reader laugh – what translates and what doesn’t.
Often, it takes us by surprise when a reader feeds back that they laughed out loud at a point we didn’t expect. I mean, we laugh at our own jokes – who doesn’t? – but we can gain new appreciation for a character or scene through the eyes of another. Writing really is a gift that keeps on giving!
Though, given that writing is also a difficult job, (trials and tribulations aside), we deserve a little light entertainment. So, if the tears you’re shedding as you tap away are from amusement instead of misery, then who cares if you’re the only one laughing!
Thanks for stopping by
I saw this tag on Linda G Hill’s blog and couldn’t resist taking part. The one liner is not mine and I don’t know where it originates, but it gets me every time! Enjoy 🙂
I’m using pictures as the inspiration for this week’s theme. Your whacky Wednesday image is courtesy of Mick Huett and can be found on flickr. The piece is entitled Nilsson monowheel:1936
Have fun 🙂
Welcome to the WR101 Prompt Series. A daily prompt incorporating our love of fiction in all its forms.
I’ve tried not to set too many rules, but there are a few guidelines:
- Create a post based on the prompt and provide a pingback or link in the comments section of the relevant page.
- Any form of fiction is welcome; flash-fiction, micro-fiction, stories on a postcard, poetry – you don’t need to put labels on it, you just need to write.
- Follow the theme on each given day. Here is a breakdown of the week by genre:
Mystery on Mondays’ – a place for mystery and suspense.
Thrilling Tuesdays’ – for all things related to the crime and thriller genres.
Weird and Whacky Wednesdays’ – for stories of a comedic nature.
Terrifying Thursdays’ – for tales of horror.
Fictional Fridays’ – a catch-all prompt for general fiction
Seductive Saturdays’ – a place for romance
Sci-Fi Sundays’ – take us to new worlds.
That’s it! Be respectful of others’ work and always provide constructive feedback.
If you have any suggestions for these prompts, please contact me.
I hope you enjoy the prompt series and look forward to reading your contributions.