Thursday, 11 April 2013

A-Z Of Writing - J

 
 
I love a book that makes me laugh out loud and, even better, I love reading back through my own work and making myself laugh. I write light-hearted books and try to add humour into them because those are the kinds of books I like to read and I enjoy writing them too. I also like historal novels and the odd crime/thriller but I know I don't have it me to write one.
 
Do you write the kind of books you enjoy reading? And can you tell us a joke?
 
 

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18 comments:

  1. Definitely!
    I've tried to write a million (slight exaggeration) different genres but keep going back to what I know and love! Chick lit!
    It does have to have some humour in there, I love nothing more than when a book makes me laugh out loud unexpectedly!

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    1. I don't have it in me to write anything else. I did once try to write an historical trilogy about three sisters during the second world war but the tone was still very much chick lit!

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  2. Yes I write fantasy for children - about sums me up some would say! I can inject a little humour in my writing but kid level stuff. Sorry terrible at telling jokes but always like a good chuckle myself.

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    1. Kid level stuff can be be good too. I like some of the stuff my 10 year old watches on tv - funnier than some of the grown up tv.

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  3. I love funny books,especially chick lit, but I've had some embarrassing moments laughing out loud, whilst reading in public places. The thing is as well, the more you try to stifle the giggles, the worse it is! : ))

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    1. Yep, it's a bit embarrassing when you're giggling to yourself while reading on the bus!

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  4. I like to laugh when I'm reading. There are some great funny fantasy stories out there. Some of my favorites are by John Moore.

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    1. I like to laugh when I'm reading too. Sign of a good book in my view.

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  5. I must be reading the wrong books as I can't remember any book that has made me laugh out loud recently. I can remember many books that have made me cry though.
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    1. I've read a few teary books recently too.

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  6. Books (and audio books) by David Sedaris make me laugh out loud all the time :) I think it's great to cheer people up with words!

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    1. It is great to cheer people up with words. Great to be cheered up by words too.

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  7. I use humor in my life to ease tension during stressful situations. Characters can use the same coping mechanism.
    A joke: I can't ever remember the punch lines, sorry.
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    1. I use humour to ease tension too. Probably at times when I shouldn't but it's automatic for me now.

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  8. I write stuff for chicks too. I'm girly by nature, so it's what I know.

    I don't have a joke off the top of my head! I like to think I'm funny, but it's hard to be funny when someone says, be funny. It's like stage fright!

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    1. Every single joke has left my head right now. Apart from the chicken crossing the road and that isn't funny.

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  9. You cant beat a good laugh. I try to keep my poetry funny and light hearted....

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    1. Definitely can't beat a good laugh!

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