Author Topic: I went from Funny to Serious! how do I get back to the comedy???  (Read 1200 times)

GondorianPrincess

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I know this is Random, but whatever.

Okay, so the main character, the Prince, has been changed....I don't like the reaction given.
I also cannot seem to find my way from the seriousness of the past two chapters and get back to the satyrical/comdey like of the book that I started out with!

does anyone have any suggestions?????

Offline PretzelGirl

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Re: I went from Funny to Serious! how do I get back to the comedy???
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 01:31:26 AM »
Maybe you need to rework the last 2 chapters? If they're too serious, they wont match the rest of your work even if you do manage to regain the humour after them. Keep the serious circumstances, but inject a little bit of humour into them... perhaps reread the rest to get you back into the mood for comedy.
And to continue: now that everyone's so solemn, make  fun of that somehow. You're the author and can look down on your characters...put the emotions aside and see the humour in the situation.
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Chaucer

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Re: I went from Funny to Serious! how do I get back to the comedy???
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 02:32:01 AM »
I kind of believe that all things happen for a reason.  (Cool avatar by the way).   Perhaps another story with another prince (a more dramatic story) just needed to come out as a reminder not to be forgotton when you are done with your comedy.  Reread the funny stuff over a few times and try to remember the mood, the songs the atmosphere, conversations, what put you in that frame of mind to write the funny stuff.   Sometimes just taking a break---keeping notes and thoughts of course as they pop up in your head so you don't forget----might help here.

I do like Pretzelsgirls suggestions----I hope they help.  Good luck to you.

GondorianPrincess

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Re: I went from Funny to Serious! how do I get back to the comedy???
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 10:54:11 AM »
Thank you Pretzelgirl and Chaucer.

Yeah. I think I shall have to go back and re-write all that stuff. I mean...the reaction I have isn't what I want...*lol*