What genre do you write in? As most of you know, I write picture books and middle grade novels. I also write articles, poetry and short stories.
I have always wanted to write humor. I did put a little humor in my middle grade novel, The Family Treasure. I think it made it much better. Children love reading funny stories and I can't blame them, so do I. Laughter, just like a smile, is contagious. Nothing makes you feel better than to see a smile on someone's face as they read a funny line or poem you have written.
I've noticed that bloggers who write humorous posts have lots of followers and lots of comments. When you have had a bad day, it is nice to sit down and read something funny. It makes you forget your cares and worries for a few minutes.
I loved Erma Bombeck and would love to write like she did. I have one of her books titled, "When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time To Go Home." Well, I've never had a passport before, but if the photo on it looks anything like your driver's license photo, I totally understand.
In case you are interested, I found a site on the internet that gives Humor Writing Tips.
Do you write humor? Do you have any tips for writing humor? Do you think anyone can do it or is it a gift?
I leave you with a few funny quotes from Erma Bombeck:
"Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I'm taking with me when I go."
"My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint."
"Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time."
"The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again."
"Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub."