Thursday, December 3, 2009

Ha! Ha!

Morning All,

What makes you laugh out loud when you're reading a book? Is it the characters' antics? The mishaps? The witty dialogue or all of it together?

In The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber, her character, a lonely single woman in her 30's seeks out the help of a matchmaker (a male single psychologist) who gives her a series of 3 tasks, which both show her things about herself as well as put her in embarrassing/humorous situations (like the fact that she's supposed to zip down from the ceiling of a Mall to the floor dressed as an elf, only to have a costume mishap...I felt sorry for her on that one. Or when someone dumps coffee on her while she's ringing the bell for donations at one of the Mall entrances).

There's other "laugh out loud" moments in books. Like in Kerrelyn Sparks' book when the vampires are talking about Gregori having gotten drunk off of synthetic blood mixed with champagne when he acted as Ginny pig when the vampire scientists were making it so that vampires wouldn't have to bite humans.

What about your own stories? Do you have funny lines? Funny situations/mishaps? Would you mind sharing one?

In the original draft of Conjure A Man vampire Caruso (Delaney's best friend) suggests she bring a human into their world since she's tired of dating warlocks, vampires, werewolves, not to mention centaurs. He tells her that he finds them fascinating. Delaney's response is "Said the bloodsucker." My critique partner (CP--the awesome Tessy!) thought that line was funny and I did, too. Unfortunately, that scene got cut in the rewrite. I might be able to put that line in somewhere else, but I'm not sure.

So what's your funny line/situation in one of your stories?

Have A Ticklish Thursday!


Bane of Anubis said...

I don't have too many funny lines... Probably need to get some, though I do enjoy my characters' rapport of name calling.

bethanyintexas said...

Well if your characters have a good rapport and the name calling is in good fun, that counts. :-)