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So how does one exactly craft a truly humorous book?

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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2012 11:47:23 AM PDT
This example provides a good model of humor writing. The "foil" (another character) is an essential element, in my opinion. Well done.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 11, 2012 11:14:26 PM PDT
If you laugh out loud while writing then you've probably got a good start. Then, even if it's crap, at the very least you've made one person very happy.

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 10:54:31 AM PDT
A. G. F. you says:
Real life can provide all the input you need to craft a humorous book. I took a day in my life, ok part of a day, and crafted the book Can I Poop in Peace?. My children were the inspiration. You then take you input and use your preferred writing style. Bit of self-promotion, yes. All truth, yes.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 21, 2012 12:20:34 PM PDT
You can't self-promote in this discussion thread.

Posted on Oct 21, 2012 6:47:37 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 31, 2012 7:20:27 PM PDT
Thorwald says:
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It's important to find someone to bounce ideas off of. Writer's groups are good, but you need to find one you enjoy. Some people praise anything you write, and it's great for the ego but not for your writing. I have a couple of friends who will tell me honestly what they think, and when they laugh and say it's okay, it's OKAY.

Posted on Nov 1, 2012 11:10:49 AM PDT
For me, a humorous book must have a message to it. I read chicklit novels which I find humorous. But... I also don't like airheads character trying to be funny as in the case in some of this type of novels. There are a couple of book which I find humorous. One written by Sophie Kinsella (Shopaholic). I love shopping so I can relate to the main character. The second, written by Romina Wilcox (The P.I.G. Mantras). I am a working woman, so I can relate to her character. Lately, I find it difficult to find such books as crafty as these authors.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 6:06:15 AM PST
Daren Doucet says:
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