Humor is an essential part of life so why shouldn’t it also be an essential part of writing? Depending, of course, on the subject and genre, using humor in your writing can not only reveal more of your characters to your readers, but also help move the story forward or provide a bit of lightness to a complex story line or scene. People and characters most often show many different sides at different times, so a bit of humor can be ‘fresh air’, as well.
Take, for example, the Stephen King classic, The Stand. It is a dark book about the battle between good and evil as most of the world’s population dies. Yet King used snips of humor throughout to show the characters’ strengths and weaknesses. Readers get a much needed chuckle at the most unexpected times. For me, as a reader, humor in a story will keep me turning the pages.
So add a dash of humor to your stories. Like any fine spice, this pinch will only serve to make your writing better.
Friends and lovers rarely mix well with coworkers and embezzlement cases as Charlie and Christine are about to discover.
After a near fatal accident leads to one incredible night of amazing sex, Christine and Charlie take the leap from friends to lovers.
Christine has battled many demons in the last few years. Charlie has always been her confident and support. When Charlie refuses to answer emails or texts after an embezzling scheme arises at work, Christine must come to terms with not only losing a fabulous lover and her best friend but her job as well.
Charlie carries his own scars when it comes to women. Yet there’s something about Christine which brings out his protective side and makes him hope for love he’s wanted for years.
Christine and Charlie must work together to catch the thief before they can secure a love of a lifetime. Can they catch the embezzler before they lose not only their jobs and each other, but their lives as well?
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Mia Epsilon lives with her enduring soul mate hubby in the gorgeous Blue Ridge Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, USA. She’s an avid reader of almost anything but particularly romance, with too many favorite authors to name. Mia is a never-miss-an-episode viewer of Doctor Who and Sherlock, eagerly awaits each new season, and tends to binge watch both on Netflix with a couple of pots of tea and a plate of blueberry scones. She also happily suffers a coffee and chocolate addiction which causes her to visit her favorite chocolate store, The Chocolate Fetish an abnormally high number of times.
She can most often be found at her computer, spinning new tales, or in a quiet padded nook with her e reader happily engrossed in a new story. Look for more books and favorite characters in the ‘Weddings by C & C’ line including: ‘Wedding Belle Blues’, ‘Take a Chance on Me’, ‘When You Believe’, and ‘That Night’.
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