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4 Ways to Use Humor in Your Fiction

Humor is one of the most diverse tools in the writer’s toolbox, making it unfortunate that so few people make proper use of it. Humor is often thought of as simply a cheap laugh, a way to add a lighthearted note to a story, and nothing more. In reality, the concept of humor is much more complex.

Humor, when written correctly, redirects attention and causes an unexpected twist for the reader that not only sharpens their attention but can also deliver the “sucker punch” when they least expect it.

Here are just a few ways humor can be used effectively in fiction writing: Continue Reading…