How to Derive Humor from Life and Integrate it into Your Writing

Humor is one of the trickiest elements to include in a piece of writing because it’s easy to sound stilted and uncomfortable. Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein, writer, producer, director, and career coach, explains the secret to being naturally funny. It is, in part, to stop trying. “When you’re trying to be funny, you’re not funny,” says Cutler-Rubenstein. When people take on humor that isn’t their own, punchlines come across stiff and unnatural. To combat this, Cutler-Rubenstein encourages artists...
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