I’ve always been a funny person. No, seriously, I really am a funny guy. I know everyone says that and the world is filled with wannabe comedians — but I really AM funny.
My point is this: Humor isn’t humor if you have to explain it, repeat it, or insist on it. Humor writing is a talent I confess I lack. I can watch humor and “get it,” I can read humor and “get it” — but when I try writing humor, I really don’t get it done all that well.
So this post is a simple plea: Those of you reading this who want to help us all, please share any tips and tricks you have for writing humor. In the past I have wanted to try my hand at humorous greeting cards, humor fillers or briefs, even joke writing. But I’ve never successfully written or sold a single joke or humor brief.
Tell me, how do you do humor? What makes you laugh? What humor have you written? Enlighten us, please.
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