You guys know how much I enjoy humor. Here’s a post from then Florida Writer’s Association that discusses comedy and why it’s so darned funny.
For me, it’s this:
- The laugh comes from being surprised when you think one thing is going to happen, but another does instead.
- The jokes come out of the situations, not the language. Don’t focus on making funny words, focus on finding funny situations. Good humor is subtle and surprising.
- Catch your readers off-guard.
Simple, but maybe the most difficult thing in writing. Look for it to be a Flash Fiction Challenge soon. You’ve been warned!