Romance writer, Kris Tualla, paid another visit to the Dog-Eared Pages bookstore last week. This time she spoke about adding humor to your novel.
She said that throwing in something funny can wake up a scene and the reader. If a moment is becoming too tense and full of anger a bit of humor can lighten the mood, just like in real life.
It can also be used to bring down a character that is a little too full of him or her self. Even heroes and heroins can appear more human with a bit of humor. Kris read several examples from her own work and had the group laughing and sharing some of their own hilarious stories.
Kris also announced that the conferences she is involved in will be five days next year. Buildin’ the Dream: Authors Helping Authors and Arizona Dreamin’: A Romance Reader Event were well attended this year and I’ve heard nothing but good reports. For more information visit: TheDreamsConvention.com.