1. punkyeleven

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    Humor depending on point of view

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by punkyeleven, Jul 11, 2019.

    Hello, so I've come upon some very annoying problem. When I write story in first person I can write humor very easily: it's usually sarcastic comments of the main protagonists about themselves or the surrondings, but I can write some situations too. But when I write in a third person it dissapears. I can't think of anything funny to write.

    I'm making this thread because currently I'm working on young adult story written in third person, but I want it to have some funny elements. But so far there are almost none and I can't think of anything, but also I don't want to force any humor. Anybody have any idea how to solve this problem?
     
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    There is actually a trick for that (I had a similar problem but the other way around)
    Write it in the first person (roughly) and then go through and switch PoV, but keep all the dialog/ thoughts etc still in.
    Once you have done that for a couple of scenes, you are able to do it without actually putting it down on paper first.
    I did occasionally drop into the wrong PoV when first drafting, but that generally solved it for me.
     
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    Thank you, I'll try it immediately! I hope it works ❤️
     
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