Is it that time of the month already? I'm talking about this month's meeting of the Insecure Writer's Support Group, of course. If you had any other thoughts about that statement . . . well geez, look at the top of my post!
Anyway, Alex J. Cavanaugh is our esteemed leader, and this month Stephen Tremp and Julie Flanders are his funky cool co-hosts! Let's give them a hand!
I know. It's a lame joke, but it made me laugh a little.
That leads me in to my insecurity for the month. I like to inject a little humor into my stories. Not all of them by any means, but I feel like a little humor can help many stories strike a balance between dark and light. Humor can make a story feel more warm, more human.
Even so, I often wonder how much is too much? When is a joke appropriate? When is humor best left out? For some reason I find myself pondering this question right now. I write what comes naturally to me, and jokes slip into the dialogue along with the happy and the sad. Should I trust my instincts?
See how insecure I am? There are far too many questions marks this post.
Or are there?
Any thoughts on this topic? Do you like to use a little humor in your writing?