L is for Laughter – Alphabet Challenge
I’m on a roll with the humor this week.
Did you ever read a book where the characters giggle, guffaw, and laugh like they were lunatics? It sometimes seems like everything is a joke to this kind of character, and often it’s annoying. Laughter at a good joke is okay, or an outrageous situation, or the occasional nervous giggle is good, but no one laughs at everything! It’s unrealistic to portray a character like this, and can make me put a book aside as “too silly.”
When I write, I like to have my characters laugh in appropriate spots. If something strikes me as funny, I will probably share my laughter with the character I’m writing. I think that’s natural, and more realistic.
Have you ever read a book where the laughter (not yours, the characters’) was non-stop? How did you feel about it? Did it make you laugh along?
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