Sometimes I think that the absolute hardest thing to do in writing is to be funny. I just don’t know how to do it! I liked to consider myself a pretty funny person outside of writing, but I don’t know how to make that translate into my fiction. I find myself writing things, little puns or exchanges, that I find absolutely hilarious and in the next moment I realize I have absolutely no idea of anyone else will find it funny or even get that it was a joke.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those writers whose texts are absolutely riddled with puns, jokes, references and sarcastic remarks. In fact, I find it kind of annoying when texts are over-saturated with attempts at humor. But when someone gets it just right and finds that perfect line here and there that makes you chuckle… perfection!
I think it’s more difficult to write humor than to be humorous in person. There’s so much context in how we find things funny. Great post.
I definitely agree, Susan! Thanks for visiting and commenting. 🙂