Integrating Humor into Writing and Dialogue While Maintaining Authenticity

Laurie Finkelstein, an author, speaker, and artist, says her books’ humor comes from a place of pain, like a lot of humor does. As someone who has dealt with anxiety and depression her whole life, Finkelstein has found that humor can offset some of the accompanying pain. Whether she is writing fiction or nonfiction, the humor is a part of her, and it comes out naturally when she is writing. Finkelstein doesn’t try to force the humor – she lets her characters speak and simply writes what she hears...
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