Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dave Barry on Writing Humor

This resonated...
"When you write humor, it’s not funny to you. It’s not even really that funny when you first think of the idea. There may be a glimmer of humor because it still seems vaguely original, but after a couple of days it’s not funny at all. You’re just trusting that it was, at some point, funny, and that your honing and tweaking is really improving it. I would eventually reach a point where I would just think, This feels old, even though nobody’s seen it but me."

from And Here's The Kicker

1 comment:

  1. This describes my writing process, humorous or not. But I don't like that sense of its getting old, which is why I have to write all in a rush, editing as part of the frenzy. Yes, it resonates.