Cheerio! Savvy Author’s has graced me with a forum for teaching my course, Adding Funny to Your Romance, beginning December 9, 2019.
I love to laugh. My neighborhood nickname during my childhood was “Giggle Box” because a redheaded girl who lived at the entrance to our subdivision always said my giggle box would tip over and I couldn’t get it back upright. Once I got to laughing, I couldn’t stop.
My closest relationships are with those who make me laugh. When I recall my first memories of meeting people, it is the moment they put a smile on my face, or else I had to rest my head on my desk to hide my overturned giggle box from my teacher. Even those one-liners my friends used to tell me are my most notable recollections during the many years we stay in touch.
Love is bound by laughter. How can you really hold a grudge against someone who brings joy to your life?
I write romantic suspense novels with a goal to put a smile on the reader’s day. I’d aspire to elevate the reader’s outlook.
Best I can tell, I am a funny gal, otherwise, my husband wouldn’t constantly steal my material to win over people’s adoration. But why is this significant, because adding funny to your romance connects the reader with your characters?
We identify with others who have similar experiences. This is why family traditions and travel build ties. It’s the sense of surviving we get from shrugging off the challenges we face.
We feel a bond with the people who join us in a good laugh. Great minds think alike, right? And what better way to have a mutual mindset than by getting each other, knowing how the other person views life and processes events takes our relationships to a deeper level. We find ourselves being drawn to people who “get us” or understand where we are coming from.
Take a moment each day to spread the funny in your relationships. The little time it takes to put a grin on other’s face pays off ten-fold.
For all you writers interested in adding funny to your stories, please join me in my course, Adding Funny to Your Romance. I’ve taught numerous courses for Savvy Authors over the years, and have also taught for YA Romance Writer’s of America, and hope to see you there!