Writing is a difficult thing for many to do, let alone trying to figure out what kind of writing you actually want to publish. This article goes in depth into the reasoning behind what qualifies as more serious writing and what would be more comical. Not only does it describe the differences, but it directs readers toward which would be more difficult.
- I can already tell, for instance, sitting here in early-morning Starbucks waiting for the coffee to hit, that this is not going to be a funny column.
- The language making its way into my forebrain is not humorous: It is lumpy, heavy-breathing, pre-caffeinated.
- My thoughts do not have wings. They are auk-like.
“I’m naturally inclined to see comic writing as not only more difficult, but also more ethical, more honest, more essential and even more serious than apparently serious writing, yet nothing can be so formally absolute.”