Dear fellow fiction writer
"Have You Ever Wished You Knew How to Add More Humor to Your Stories? But When You Tried, It Came Out Sounding Contrived and Awkward?"
I get you.
And that's a darn pity, because checking the best-seller lists reveals lots of humorous books.
There are even subcategories on Amazon that are BEGGING for more books...
If only you know how to add humor to your writing.
We're not talking outright comedies here. These aren't books with a new thigh-slapping laugh on every page.
People love to read books that just make them smile and laugh from time to time. It makes them feel good.
And if your book makes them feel good, guess what?
I bet that will make YOU feel good, as well.
Why Does Humor Work So Well In Fiction?
Because fiction readers want to be taken on an emotional ride.
They want to feel what the characters feel. They want to be surprised, shocked, feel love, or whatever emotion you want to arouse in them.
And when you use humor...
You can compare it to a knight in bright shiny armor. He's carrying a shield, and he holds it raised in front of him.
The enemy closes in.
Our knight stands still, his muscles tense. He knows that the danger is in front of him. He just doesn't know when it's going to strike.
Then the enemy steps forward out of the woods.
"Cheers, mate," the enemy says. He holds two pints of beer and hands over one to our knight.
"Cheers," the knight replies, still on his guard. He is, after all, facing his enemy.
"Did I ever tell you the story about the princess of Elverdale? She was so ugly that even the dragon didn't want her."
They both laugh, and our knight lets down his shield.
That's the moment the enemy can strike.
And that's exactly what happens if a reader smiles or laughs at something in your book. He lets down his guard.
This leaves him open and vulnerable.
Think about what this could do for your romance... Your reader laughs, then the next moment something happens that she didn't see coming. You decide if you want to make him laugh more, cry, hope.
Or imagine that you're writing thrillers. You've just made your reader laugh. Now you can easily make him jump, because he's open and vulnerable.
Humor in "normal" fiction works. The questions is, just HOW do you learn to add humor to your tales?
Hi, I'm Britt Malka, and for years I hunted for information that would help me add humor to my writing.
When I talked with people, I could come up with witty lines that made them laugh. But as soon as I tried to write funny...
Now THAT was embarrassing.
I wanted to learn the skill of adding humor to my writing. Whenever I saw somebody who did it successfully, I asked them,
"How did you learn to do that? Can you recommend a book?"
They never could.
So I went book-hunting myself. I bought at least thirty books over time, every time hoping that THIS time, I would get what I looked for.
I read books for stand-up comedians.
Books for joke-writers.
Books that taught how to write comedies.
And books for TED speakers.
None of it was what I wanted.
I just wanted to add humor to cozy mysteries, fairy tale retellings, romances, and every other genre I've tried.
But since some writers did manage it, I knew it could be done.
And I knew that it could be learned. It HAD to be possible.
Even if you didn't have a funny-bone in your body.
The thing is I couldn't afford a $400-per-hour writing coach to help me.
So I had to read through all the books again, grasp something from one book, something from another, and piece together a system that would work for fiction writing.
Okay, to be honest, most of this work was funny and made me laugh a lot. But still. It was time-consuming.
I went through my own writing as well.
Now, you don't know what makes people laugh unless you're sitting next to them while they read. But I had a beta-reader at home.
I knew which scenes had made my husband laugh, when he read my books.
So I analyzed these scenes. Why did they work? How could I recreate this in other scenes?
When I'd figured it out, I wrote it down.
There are several ways you can add humor to your fiction. But the easiest is no doubt by using irony.
Why? Because chances are that you already use irony daily.
"You ate the last ice cream? Now that was thoughtful."
Or when you meet your neighbor, who has just been on vacation on a tropical island. His face is a glowing, sunburned red that would stop the traffic from miles away.
And you tell him, "Nice tan!"
Yeah, that's irony. And you already use it, right?
So you have the basics already. You just need to learn how to tweak it and make it funny.
Would You Like to Know How to Do That?
I teach you that skill inside my ebook. But that is far from the only thing you'll discover.
Here's What You Can Expect:
The book includes several rich exercises that will help you add humor to your stories.
"But I've Never Made Anyone Laugh In My Whole Life"
Then it's definitely time to start now.
The thing about adding humor to your writing is that you can rehearse.
You don't have to come up with witty remarks on the spot.
In fact, it's often the last thing you come up with that makes it funny, which is why I include brainstorming in my exercises.
You can learn to be funny, when you follow the guidelines inside my book.
"But I Write Dystopian Tragedies"
And your point is?
Just check Shakespeare. He had plenty of humor inside his plays. All of them, even the tragedies. Even the most famous one of all time, Hamlet, where almost everyone dies in the end.
I've said it before. Humor makes the reader relaxed and vulnerable. Your tragedy will then hit him even harder.
It’s always better to make people laugh before they cry. It hurts more that way.
~ Novelist and storyteller Matthew Dicks
Humor works in thrillers, westerns, romances, tragedies, comedies... Okay, yes, right, I bet you saw that last one coming.
You sit down in a public place and order your favorite brew.
Next to you, a woman holds a book in her hands. She's completely focused on what she reads and flips quickly from page to page.
Your heart skips a beat when you recognize the cover. That's your latest book.
Your eyes eagerly scan the woman's face for signs of emotions. Does she like the book? Is she bored? How does it make her feel?
Then you notice it. The sides of her mouth curls up and a small laugh escapes her lips before she widens her eyes.
You know you succeeded. You made her relax with your humor and then you injected an exact emotion into her heart.
Imagine the reviews.
Would you like to see those kinds of reviews under your book?
Happy Readers Share
What makes things go viral? Why do people share?
A lot of research has concluded that people share what makes them look good in the eyes of others.
Would they share a mediocre book that made them feel "meh" about reading it? Of course not.
But a book that's chock full of emotions, a book that made them laugh and cry and laugh and cry, yes, that's the kind of book they'll share.
Because sharing it will make them look good in the eyes of others.
And I don't have to tell you how much it would mean to your bottom line, do I?
But to give you a quick idea:
Just to make it clear...
I have no idea how many books you'll sell or how many page reads you'll get. It could be much higher or much lower than my above example.
Look at It This Way...
You can close this tab now and go back to writing the way you did, hoping to find inspiration for adding humor here or there.
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PPS Readers love a sprinkle of humor in books, no matter the genre. When you get Humor Me: Add Irony to Your Tales you'll discover how you can add smile-worthy irony when you want it and where you want it.
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