So glad you could stop by, Colleen. Tell us, what is your favorite style of comedy?
My favorite type of humor would be dry/sarcastic humor or gutter humor because anything can be made funnier by sex! Sex and love and romance should be fun, playful and engaging. That is what I aim for in my books.
How do you incorporate humor into your novels? Do you ever draw inspiration from real life?
I think every novel has a little bit of the author in it. I take the funniest things that every happened to me and even through the stories I have heard and weed em in there a little at a time. The most common way I add humor is through dialogue and internal monologue, description.
What is the most challenging aspect of writing humor?
Quite honestly, it is making sure that everyone gets that what you are saying is HUMOR and not meant seriously, With some topics, that can be difficult to get across the page to the reader.
Which of your characters cracks you up the most & why?
Right now, I just finished the second book and am aiming for the third book in my upcoming Trilogy, MUST REMEMBER. It is all first person past POV so most of my humor and observation is through my MC, Beta and I really love her. She is spunky, passionate and idealistic. I loved writing her.
Sounds like fun! Now some THIS or THAT:
Knock, knock jokes or Dirty Limericks?
The dirtier the better! Although a good Your Momma joke is never amiss.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine or Big Bang Theory?
BOTH! Please don't make me choose between Peralta or Sheldon. Please.
Spit takes or Banana Peels?
Three Stooges or Laurel & Hardy?
Erma Bombeck or Dave Barry?
Much Ado About Nothing or A Midsummer Night’s Dream?
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
Silly animal videos or cute kid videos?
Animal videos, to be more specific, kitten videos. They are so darn cute!
Garfield or Peanuts?
Garfield. I love me some lasagna.
Bugs Bunny or Woody Woodpecker?
Bugs Bunny. "Gee, ain't I a stinker?"
Janet Evanovich or Judy Blume?
Janet Evanovich all the way. One for the Money... The book, not the movie.
Thanks so much for being my guest today, Colleen. Be sure to watch for Colleen's first novel, Must Remember, coming Nov 2nd, 2015
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