Everyone needs a moment of humor in their lives and when I think about us writers I have to smile because I know some of you listen to audio books while you drive just like me. Picture yourself in slow moving traffic and you’re into your new audio book. A funny line sends you into a fit a laughter so hard that your forget that other people can see you through the car window.
That’s been me more than a few times because I also like to sing when I’m on the road. I’ve laughed at other people who did things in public and forgot someone might be watching too. I’m also guilty. If the world was filled with this kind of laughter, then we might not need as much coffee or run into as many people who are in a bad mood.
What’s my point? Don’t forgot your sense of humor when you’re writing a book. Every TV series and movies needs a character inserted for comic relief because we all get way too serious, and the number of times I’ve laughed for real are way too few. Maybe we all need a friend who’s a comedian – and I say this with caution – because they actually need to be funny. I turned too many off because they weren’t funny at all.
I looked around me, and I have a few friends that also like to laugh but I realized I spend too much time in my creative hobbit hole and I need more friends. Watching Jack Whitehall and his dad on Netflix only temporarily fills the void.
Your prompt for today is to write in a comic relief character into an old piece, and write for 5-10 minutes. Don’t forget to share.
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