Rebekah Frumkin, Author of THE COMEDOWN, on Incorporating Research into Fiction (Interview Part 1 of 3)

At AWP 2018 in Tampa, I was honored to meet novelist Rebekah Frumkin. Her debut, The Comedown, was published by Henry Holt in April, and is available for purchase wherever books are sold

After our first meeting, I was further honored to sit down and have an in-depth craft conversation with Frumkin. We had a lot to discuss, so our conversation will be split into three posts.

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How to Add Humor to Your Novel, Even If Your Novel Isn't Funny

“Do you have any more questions before you launch into revision?” I asked. 

“Well, I do have one — any advice on how to write funny scenes?” she said. 

Humor plays many roles in fiction, not just in books that are meant to be funny.

And if your funny bone is a little rusty, this week's blog post breaks down the building blocks of the joke, offers three considerations for conducting comedic research, and shares two sample scenes for you, the budding comedian, to learn from.

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