11.35: Elemental Humor Q&A with Victoria Schwab
For our third Elemental Humor episode Victoria Schwab joins us as we field questions taken from our audience at Phoenix Comic-Con. Here are the questions:
- How do you add humor to a serious story without breaking the tension?
- How do I move beyond the “Dad jokes” and into properly funny writing?
- When is humor necessary in horror?
- Where is the line between a comedic book, and a book that uses humor as a subgenre.
- How do you make dialog sound natural, while still sounding funny?
Credits: this episode was recorded live at Phoenix Comic Con by Jeff Cools, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Write a joke, and have each of your characters tell that joke. Find a way for them to tell that joke “in character,” in their style.
Thing of the week: A Darker Shade of Magic, by V.E. Schwab.
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