KK: It is, though I tend to shy away from it when I write. I’m much more comfortable with humor in a face to face, performance type setting where I can gauge the audience and make sure they’re getting the joke. I’m always concerned that a reader will miss the inflection of certain words or miss the intended tone of the piece entirely, especially with something like sarcasm. I get real downtrodden when an attempt at humor fails to connect because humor really comes from your soul; it’s much less crushing for me if a dramatic piece fails to resonate. I feel with heavy pieces I craft them and build them and angle them and if someone doesn’t like them, that’s fine, it’s a structure, something I made. With humor it pours out of me unfiltered; if someone doesn’t like it then they don’t like me. I feel much more exposed when I put it out there.
WB: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us Kyle! We look forwards to reading more of your challenge submissions over the coming months.
Well done to everyone who entered our April (Fool's) Challenge - don't forget that our June Challenge is now running and we're challenging you to write without the use of sight or sound... could you be our next winner?
The WEbook Team