Humour

For the April A-Z blogging challenge, I’ll be blogging about my latest release, The Caretaker of Imagination.

My humour is sort of along the dad-jokes line, though I don’t often like to admit it! When writing The Caretaker of Imagination, I often laughed at my own jokes (something else I don’t like to admit) and wondered if anyone else would find it funny. But where does this humour come from?

In the early stages of drafting this book, I was reading Douglas Adams. I think, because that’s what I was reading, some of his humour leaked into my work (not that I’m complaining!) but it might be where the ‘deadpan’ humour tone came from.

I’d also recently finished re-reading the first few books in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events where humour is understated, dry and a little bit dark.

And then, of course, there’s my actual dad, who’s jokes are as dry as cat kibble.

What sort of humour do you like?
How have external factors influenced your writing?

If you’re interested in the book, you can purchase it from one of the links below:

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4 Responses to “Humour

  • I love Matilda and Lemony Snicket and The name of this book is secret, etc. Anything with dry humor because it matches my personality. That said, I love love love to laugh at Fudge a mania too!

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      3 years ago

      Ooh I haven’t heard of The name of this book is secret *Googles…* OMG I must read it! Thanks for the rec!

  • I always enjoy a good chuckle in books I’m reading. One of my favorite romance series by Kerrelyn Sparks always has a little humor in it that makes me laugh out loud.

    • zeesouthcombe@gmail.com
      3 years ago

      I hadn’t thought about it much before writing this post, but humour really is important to me in a book! Whether that be quirky, dry, or satirical. Love the laugh out loud ones best!!

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