Saturday, April 18, 2020

True Life Humor in Your Writing--Yes or No? by Connie Vines @connievines`author

"Have you ever incorporated a true life humorous event in your writing?  How easy or difficult is it to do so?"
Thank you Skye for this month's topic.

Normally, I would say it was extremely easy and that I always include humor (not always events from my life).  However, since we have begun self-isolating, I find it more challenging.

I also find it challenging to keep track of the day of the week and the date.  Hence, my late posting (I didn't realize it was Saturday).

I'm not one for adding slap-stick humor, even though I have plenty of personal events to draw upon (a tumble off a horse, getting trapped between the front door and screen door, my lip frozen to iced freezer. wearing pumps (one navy, one black to work. . .)  Anyway, back to topic.

My person sense of humor does appear in the way my character's live life.  Lynx Maddox, shares my dry sense of humor.  While Rachel Scott pokes fun at herself.

While Meredith, being a Zombie and all, finds dark humor in her current, and unchangeable, course of events.

Humor makes life enjoyable.  Humor keeps depression a arm-length, especially when on is experiencing less socialization.  I manifests in many ways (Dr. Bob is more qualified than I to delve into this information). In my case, carrying on full-conversations with a hairy-little-co-worker (everyone wave at Chanel).

I find, like many others, today's current events and 'unending--24-7' coverage by the media overwhelming.  I listen to news briefs and the morning news.  Otherwise, I find it impossible to have any daily routine.  Of course, others are in my thoughts and prayers and I practice self-distancing when I do venture from my home.

The ground is too cold to plant seeds in my flower bed, but do like to spend time out on my patio.

Thursday was a beautifully sunny day in the high 70s; today it's overcast, predicated to rain, and  cold and breezy 51 degrees--not may favorite writing weather (being cold makes me cranky).  I'm brewing a pot of coffee and wearing a robe over my jeans and long-sleeved shirt to help me focus.

I've also redesigned my new website:  and added a new Author Facebook page, so I am staying busy. My books are 60% OFF - Give back to my Readers Promo!

Take care everyone and Stay-Safe.

Please visit the members of our Round Robin Blog posts and discover new takes on 'humor'!


Monday, April 13, 2020


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