Thursday, May 30, 2013

Humor in Fiction

What does a humorist do when he runs out of ideas? He can bemoan his lack of ideas and shed copious tears all over a blog post. Been there, done that in the "Lament of a Jester". What other options does he have to keep writing?

Well, if one cannot write humor the next best option is to write about it. After all, hasn't someone said that "If you cannot do it, teach it"? So, there I go talking of the various forms of writing humorous fiction with no more than a reader's perspective of writing.


I have, at least, illustrated the various forms by essaying examples in writing the story of "Troy" humorously. I am sure you will find it funny - either the humor or the fact that I thought this was humor.

16 comments:

  1. Oh..That sounds so similar to my crisis...When my sorry little head went Empty..Causing me much Discomfort...
    http://www.great-indian-curry.com/2013/05/bloggers-when-your-head-goes-empty.html
    Guess I should start preaching too :P

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  2. Phew! every now and then you come up with a post which makes me feel like an illiterate (which, of course, I have already established on numerous occasions). So, you not only write humor posts but also do all the research to uncover various nuances of it.

    A brilliant post, Suresh!

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    1. Research? Me? No way, Debs! That is only desultory ideas that came out of reading a lot. I am too lazy and too dumb to do research :)

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  3. Suresh Ji.. this is what i discussed about in my latest doodle which was not lucky enough to be approved by even a glimpse of yours :( as often.Nonetheless I am working harder to impress the gem of humorist...and I will earn your compliments some day soon. I am sure! :)
    I am struggling to overcome this phase and even Soham is responsible to an extent to transfer the infection to me ... :D :D .. not you sir :) !!

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    1. I am impressed, believe me! It is just that I am a bit caught up with both social engagements and an upcoming trek to be regular on blog reading. Been missing out on almost all blogs recently.

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  4. Have to learn a lot from you. I want to add humor to my posts too and the first step will be reading how to write one from you :)

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    1. Nice to know that I am considered as worth learning from :)

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  5. To me, u have been the humour guru...if have been able to bring a little humour in my stories i must credit it to u....the way u pick up little things in life and make us see the funny side of it, has made me look at things from that angle too... so masterji....now moving on to ur masterclass on indi....

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    1. That is high praise indeed! You made my day.

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  6. hmmm *deep in thought*
    The wonderful life of a bachelor!
    How I envy you, CS!

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    1. How did this remind you of the wonderful life of a bachelor, Navin? :) That I at all retained a sense of humor or that I had nothing to bemona except my lack of ideas? :)

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    1. Thanks for considering my blog worthy of inclusion.

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  8. This is not done. I came here for a real Suresh-trademark post :(

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    1. I did give some trademark samples there :) And u hv missed a few in-between so you could have always consoled yourself :)

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