Wednesday, January 17, 2007

a balance--humor and straight talk

The revision of my sci-fi story seems to be progressing okay. One of the large considerations has been how much of the tongue-in-cheek humor to retain from the original draft. I originally wanted something of a comic, bizarre effect, but the story also turned out to have a somewhat intriguing plot. How to keep the best of both? I think my strategy has evolved to developing the most believable dialog in the revision, and to retain any underlying humor in a straight-faced manner.

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