Want to Write Humor? Check Out This InterviewPosted: May 28, 2008
Want to read a great article about writing humor? Check out WomenonWriting.com and enjoy “Humor in the 10 Items or Less Lane,” an interview with writer Hillary Carlip.
Hillary talks about her book, A la Cart: The Secret Lives of Grocery Shoppers, that is enjoying much success. The book, her fourth, was based on her view of discarded grocery lists. How’s that for a creative concept? Her first book, Girl Power: Young Women Speak Out earned the author a spot on Oprah, and her memoir, Queen of the Oddballs: And Other True Stories from a Life Unaccording to Plan was named one of the Top Literary Memoirs of 2006.
I haven’t read A la Cart yet but I plan to do that as soon as I can get to Barnes & Noble to buy a copy — a decision based almost entirely on this interview. Hillary’s book is filled with humorous character sketches featuring photos of the author as each of the characters. I can hardly wait to get my hands on a copy.
Writers can learn a lot about writing humor from the WOW interview, in addition to having lots of laughs. As usual, WomenonWriting has done a fine job on this piece. You can read the full interview here, but you might to want to read it on the WomenonWriting website instead so you can also read other helpful articles posted there.
© 2008 by Laverne Daley
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