Mix Genres ( comedy will be a drama )

by Ria
(Manila, Philippines)

Question: For more than 100 stories that I wrote (ALL ARE HIATUS :P and most of it are just a story goals) I HAVEN'T BEEN STUCK IN ONE GENRE. I am always starting in Funny moments or comedic something then after it will be sad due to problems/consequences. Then as it goes on, it will be a pure drama, the comedy will be washed out. haha ! What do you think ?

P.S I LOVE YOU MR. GLEN !!! >_<

Answer: Technically, all stories are dramas. Humour and pathos are two modes of storytelling. Switching between the two is a great technique to heighten the emotional impact of a story.

For example, if you've ever read the Harry Potter books, J. K. Rowling does a great job of alternating funny and sad moments. In fact, most of her chapters will begin on one emotion and end on another.

So I wouldn't worry about it. Just ask yourself if you are achieving the emotional impact you want.

P.S. Expressions of affection, though flattering, are somewhat inappropriate on a forum like this. Shame on you! :)

Comments for Mix Genres ( comedy will be a drama )

Click here to add your own comments

Aug 22, 2013
PS
by: Anonymous

sorry ,Mr.Glen , that was not totally an affection.. maybe just an expression .I over exaggerated .To find somebody here who really helps people, that's the way I express the feeling bcause for me , THANK YOU isn't enough. This is admiration and not an affection .. ^______^

Aug 25, 2013
Response
by: Glen

Quite all right. Thank you for the kind feedback.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and submit your own question/topic! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Questions About Novel Writing.