One of the most difficult challenges when it comes to writing is making your readers laugh. If visual comedy is already difficult to achieve, just imagine if you only have words as your medium to make your audience giggle and laugh, not to mention that you also have to persuade your readers to immerse themselves into the world where your story is happening. Sure, there are simple ways to make your audience laugh, such as using funny names for characters or places, but those are not going to last long. So how do you make your readers laugh without resorting to that? In his piece over at QDT, Erik Deckers gives us four tools that could prove useful to us when writing humor. These are: the iceberg theory, surprise, relatability, and exaggeration.
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