We recommend checking out this article: http://blog.bookbaby.com/2017/06/story-needs-a-good-straight-man/
Here’s an excerpt…
By BookBaby author Scott McCormick
You need a good straight man (or woman) to bring your comedic, heroic, or otherwise unconventional characters into sharper focus.
I met this guy at a conference a few years back who told me his son would hide under his covers with a flashlight, way past his bedtime, reading my books, which is basically the greatest thing a children’s book author can ever hear.
“But we always catch him because there’s this one bit that makes him literally laugh out loud every single time.”
“Let me guess,” I said, “Poopy Pants the Smelly.”
It’s always Poopy Pants the Smelly.
I like to think I write intelligent humor that resonates with children on an emotional level, echoing their real-life experiences, and maybe ev…
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