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Working on improving humor:
Doodled to DeathRecently, I have been writing a story, which at its core is The Secret World meets Artix Entertainment. My main problem is that I'm very bad at humor. At most, I can make a bad pun or two once in a while, and even those aren't good. Example - The leader of North Korea is so Kim Jung Uncool. See how bad that was? So, I ask you all, any good tips or tricks for improving humor, especially to put in writing? Help would be much appreciated.
Note: I have prefered pronouns, if you're going to reference me, please say either Shub/Shubm/Shubs/Shubself in place of male pronouns.
Who Am I?Youtube is your friend. Start watching more stand-up. Be sure to think of it as "research"!
“Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”
literary masochistI've heard at least one author saying that their time in an improv comedy troupe helped with writing humor.
If I were someone else, would this all fall apart?
Not sure if this helps or reassures you, but in my opinion, even "uncool" humour has a certain cache and charm about it; in the innocent, Adorkable, Nerds Are Sexy kind of way.
edited 15th May '13 2:37:33 AM by peasant
I never asked for thisRead books by humor writers. Terry Pratchett, Bill Bryson, Douglas Adams, etc... You will start absorbing some of their sense of humor naturally, it worked for me.
"You like Castlevania, don't you?"
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