12 Humor Techniques to Get a Laugh from Your Readers

Humor lives in the gap between the ridiculous and the real. It’s the humorist who can wedge himself or herself firmly in that gap and tell the rest of the world what they find. It’s not a gift, it’s not innate, it’s something anyone can learn and use in their own writing. Many writers don’t realize there is actually a formula to humor writing, and so they don’t attempt it. But all the jokes you hear on TV or read in books or newspaper columns follow some part of the formula, and everyone had to...
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