The Word Leader Podcast

257. How to Make Your Writing Funny

September 08, 2021 Leandre Larouche
The Word Leader Podcast
257. How to Make Your Writing Funny
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The Word Leader Podcast
257. How to Make Your Writing Funny
Sep 08, 2021
Leandre Larouche

Humor is a powerful tool to use in your writing. You can use humor to give your readers an experience or simply to make them feel. Beyond knowing what makes your audience laugh, there are four key components you need to write in a way that will make your readers laugh: pattern interruption specificity, complicity, repetition, surprise. You always need to interrupt the current pattern to insert your humor, but you also need to use specific elements that your audience relates to. By doing so, you create complicity, and you can come back to that complicity through repeating pattern interruptions. However, always make sure you don’t become predictable. Use surprise.


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Show Notes

Humor is a powerful tool to use in your writing. You can use humor to give your readers an experience or simply to make them feel. Beyond knowing what makes your audience laugh, there are four key components you need to write in a way that will make your readers laugh: pattern interruption specificity, complicity, repetition, surprise. You always need to interrupt the current pattern to insert your humor, but you also need to use specific elements that your audience relates to. By doing so, you create complicity, and you can come back to that complicity through repeating pattern interruptions. However, always make sure you don’t become predictable. Use surprise.


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