As some of you know, my bio short bio goes like this: Ashlyn Chase describes herself as an almond Joy Bar. A little nutty, a little flaky, but basically sweet, wanting only to give her readers a delicious experience.
Well, most of the time, I write humor...or try to. Lately, my muse--Thalia, the muse of comedy seems to be on vacation. Or, that doesn't stop me from writing. Oh no. I refuse to give in to writer's block! I just power through it by writng something else. That's why I often have two or three novellas or short stories coming out along with a big single title.
My latest single title is finished! YAY!!! At least the first draft is. There are a few humorous moments. At least my critique partner laughed in all the right places. But it's not funny enough for me. Anyway, I learned this trick recently--from another blog of all places! Take those chapters that are giving you fits and copy them into a separate file. Now you hjave the freedom to play. Nothing is destroyed if you decide to take bold risks on those few pages. And often you'll find things you can do better.
I would imagine this not only works with comedy...although the wonderful Angie Fox is also a hilarious writer and she's the one who offered this tip. I'd be curious to know if anyone else tries it, how'd it go for you?