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Old 01-10-2013, 06:47 AM
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My writing tends to be very dark, very humorous, or both.

Don't see much written about humour, where to submit it, etc
( at this point short stories, or flash fiction)

Any suggestions ?

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I'm like that, too. Either grisly or giggly. I had two syndicated columns at one time. "Weekend Warrior" was sort of "Dave Barry meets Hunter Thompson". The other, "Flesh Wounds" was all teeth-on-edge creepy an savage.
Go figure.

Humor is a tough sell. Weird, because almost everybody likes it. The problem is, it's subjective so the "choosers" are scared of it.

If you are intested in being a humor writer, I'd suggest you join our "Humor Writers" group on Linked In. (If you aren't on Linked In, get on it). There's a Facebook version called "Monkey Business", but it's not as active.

I also have groups on both called "Anthologists". Which I mention because anthologies are one of the best ways to get cranked up. I'd suggest googling "humor anthology submissions" see what you turn up.
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Thank-you very much for those good suggestions Lin!

Will follow up on them

Very few writers combine humour with "darkness",
the only one I can think of that does it brilliantly on occasion is Dean Koontz.

Can anyone one think of any others?

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For sure !

I've read and enjoyed almost all of his books.

Not crazy about his more "academic works" on Shakespeare and English

though, a bit pontificating and wordy.
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[QUOTE=Lin;559654]I'm like that, too. Either grisly or giggly. I had two syndicated columns at one time. "Weekend Warrior" was sort of "Dave Barry meets Hunter Thompson". The other, "Flesh Wounds" was all teeth-on-edge creepy an savage.
Go figure.

Humor is a tough sell. Weird, because almost everybody likes it. The problem is, it's subjective so the "choosers" are scared of it.

If you are interested in being a humor writer, I'd suggest you join our "Humor Writers" group on Linked In. (If you aren't on Linked In, get on it). There's a Facebook version called "Monkey Business", but it's not as active.

I also have groups on both called "Anthologists". Which I mention because anthologies are one of the best ways to get cranked up. I'd suggest googling "humor anthology submissions" see what you turn up{quote}.



Unable to find the Humour Writers Group, or Linked in?

While my writing has elements of humour to it, I am not basically a "Humour writer." My work is similar to that of Dean Koontz, when he introduces his wonderful humour into his dark work.

Suggestions , much appreciated !
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