Creating a Humorous Main Character for a Sci-Fi Novel

John Wilkerson, sci-fi author, journalist, and ghostwriter, has a favorite type of humor: the unintentional kind. Sometimes the funniest characters are the class-clown characters: the people who are always cracking jokes, setting up punch lines, and creating humorous situations. Wilkerson, however, built his Rye Ironstone sci-fi series around a character that doesn’t know he’s being funny. This creates a bit of dramatic irony because the readers and even other characters in the story are in on...
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