Tag Archives: comedy

Writing the Friendly Fool Hero

I’m not sure how common this type of hero is outside of anime and manga.  Not these days anyway since I think Inspector Clouseau may fall into this category.  Still, I tend to see friendly, foolish characters leading anime/manga.  You … Continue reading

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The Ice Box: All of Your Alcohol Needs in One Basement

Welcome to our little warehouse.  Okay, it’s gigantic since you can’t see the walls through the fog.  Put on a warm coat and we’ll head into the racks.  Here’s a general list of categories with specific brands being more nuanced.  … Continue reading

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#2 Post of 2021: 7 Tips to Balancing the Humor and the Heavy

(Post originally published on April 5, 2021.  Still in the colder part of that year.) I like to included humor in my stories.  Yet, I don’t want them to be seen as comedies.  I like to touch on heavy topics … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesday: Don’t Feed the Puppy

Kind of a jarring jump from all the fantasy teasers since July and now you have something from Chasing Bedlam.  Well, you know that poll from June?  Cassidy and Lloyd each got a vote.  I’m giving them a shared scene because … Continue reading

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The Limitations of Zany Series and Stories

The biggest danger with writing a series that is designed to be crazy and off-the-wall is that you can easily go too far.  You feel like you have to up the insanity with every episode or chapter, which eventually hits … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing a Zany Story

Writing a crazy or zany series isn’t easy.  Many people think it is because they believe you just throw everything out there.  Yet, there does have to be something to hold the events and characters together.  Otherwise, you have an … Continue reading

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Writing a Zany Series and Making it Work

Throughout my life, I’ve watched a lot of series.  Most of them have long-winding stories or episodes that connect in some fashion.  It all makes sense by the time the story is done even if only a small portion of … Continue reading

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Why Do I Use Humor?

Honestly, I thought this would be a more challenging question with a deeper answer, but I’ve been sitting here for a while.  The question of how to use humor has been asked several times, but I always wanted to touch … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Balancing the Humor and the Heavy

I like to included humor in my stories.  Yet, I don’t want them to be seen as comedies.  I like to touch on heavy topics in my stories.  Yet, I don’t want them to be seen as serious dramas.  That … Continue reading

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Derailing Bedlam: A Look Back

. . . . . . . . . This story began on November 8, 2018 and ended last week.  In a way, this puts the ‘Bedlam’ series on hiatus since I don’t have time to do much beyond the … Continue reading

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