Bradley | Sep 13, 2019 | 0
F is for Fun
I almost had F be for Funny, but Fun can include Funny, but Funny isn’t always Fun.
Yeah, if that makes any sense.
I got a review on our book (yay!). OK, OK, I know the guy, but hey, not everyone needs to know that. But in his review, he said that he was “laughing out loud a few times” and I truly forget that people think things are funny that you might not think are funny–and vice versa. But isn’t that the beauty of sharing a story? If I didn’t share a story, I would never know if you thought it was funny–or romantic, or dramatic, or silly, or anything. I forget that people have vastly different senses of humor and you have to sprinkle a little bit of laughs where you can to see what sticks. I don’t even know what the reviewer thought was funny, but that’s OK. The fact that there were some funny parts in the book is good enough for me.
If it’s fun for the writer, chances are better that it’ll be fun for the reader.
But I chose F is for Fun rather than F is for Funny because I want to (1) have fun writing but I really want (2) the reader to have fun reading. I’m not writing to teach trigonometry, I’m writing for pleasure, for enjoyment, for entertainment–for both me the writer and for the reader. It has to be fun. If it’s not fun (or entertaining or whatever), then what? Is it educational? Educational can be fun. I don’t mean funny, but fun: enjoyable, put a smile on your face, but not necessarily out of laughs, but maybe out of care, passion, sympathy, or yes, just giggles for something dorky or silly or truly humorous.