How to Write Humor: Blank Mastermind

Guys, lookie.
So my friend Cassie actually used Blank Mastermind as an example for humor writing on her awesome blog and IT’S SO PROFESSIONAL MY GOODNESS.
Anyway. It’s awesome and you should read it and all the other blog things and… yeah.
-excuse me while i go die happy-

Cassandra Barthuly

I’m going to veer a little off the beaten path today and write a post on one of my favorite books that is (currently!) unpublished. Currently still available as a serial story at Rosey Mucklestone’s blog, I’ve been lucky enough to get a front-row seat with other beta readers as she polishes it into a salable novel. The story’s basic premise is summed up nicely in these few sentences:

Amnesia is annoying. The poor hero has to find out everything about his wonderful life again and re-meet all the lovely people he knew before, then go to stop the villain. But what if the life that starts showing itself isn’t wonderful, the people aren’t lovely and the villain is… yourself?

Obviously there is a lot of potential for humor there.

Make the tone gel with your protagonist.

With a moniker like Wolfgang Dankworth, the tone of the story is set…

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5 responses to “How to Write Humor: Blank Mastermind

  1. Yes! Please don’t die we would have no good stories to read and then we would all die of sadness!! Oh and congrats!

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