Hello, Funny friends! (and friends who don’t dare call themselves funny…yet.)
Grab a pen, circle April 1st on your calendar, and write Kidlit HaHa Week. You could skip the third step but future you will be extremely confused as to why you circled it.
Kidlit Haha Week is a week-long dive into writing funny books for children. Each day you’ll find a new blog post written by a funny author right here on Brittanypomales.com that will dive into the nitty-gritty of writing funny. For FREE!
There are many free resources for writing picture books but few that really dive deep into writing funny picture books. And writing funny picture books throws many of the “rules” of writing picture books out the window. For example, sometimes in funny books characters rarely learn their lesson if there even is one to learn.
(Please note that the word rules is in quotes because there are no rules. Only perceived rules.)
And because funny books play by their own “rules” they can be a tough sell. Funny is SO subjective but the more you learn about the different types of funny books and the tools used to write them the easier it will be to write the funny that is authentic to you and find the right partners (agent, editor, etc.).
There were so many topics and so few days which means many topics, like writing funny non-fiction and drawing funny, didn’t make it on this year’s list. BUT they are at the very top of next year’s list. So, I hope my funny non-fiction writers and funny illustrators will still join us.
Check back on March 1st for the list of 2024 Kidlit HaHa Week blog post contributors!