Thursday 25 June 2009

In case there are any of you who read this blog but don’t read Penelope’s, there has been an interesting discussion about writing humor on the Sims Writers Alliance this past week.

My own response was embarrassingly longer than Blogger even wanted to admit as a comment, so I thought I ought to put up a blog post linking to it. Not to vicariously pimp anybody else’s site or anything, but they are inviting community participation in the discussion, O fellow writers. *nudge*

I refrained from quoting my own story over there, but on my own blog I think I may allow Alred to have the last word on the appropriateness of humor in the most heart-​​rending situations:

Out of the unpoetic ruins of everything, a little joke grew up like a lone flower.  He plucked it and offered it to her.