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Thursday, October 27, 2011
I don't think I've told you guys yet, but maybe I have (chemo brain and all). My book, "Bittersweet Surrender" will release in e-form in December!!! Whoohooooo!!! This book takes place in a--are you ready for this--chocolate spa! How fun is that?!

Okay, enough shameless promotion. Now I want to ask you something. My earlier writings have bent toward the humorous--and I suppose all my work will have SOME humor, but the earlier work had more. Now I'm leaning toward a little more serious, heartwarming, that sort of thing.

My question to you is this, do you prefer a serious drama to a comedy or vice versa? I know I like novels that move my emotions, whether laughing, crying, or whatever. Sometimes I have to be in the mood for one or the other.

What about you?

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Diann Hunt  
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At 8:51 AM, Blogger Deborah said...

oh yay! i've been waiting for this book for AGES. i remember when it was supposed to come out and then didn't. and i was sad. but now i am happy again!

 
At 9:02 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

You all are going to LOVE this book! It's got a great balance of humor and deeper issues. It's the perfect blend. :)

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Timothy Fish said...

All I care about is the story. I don't read a book because I think it will be funny or because I think it will be serious. I enjoy either funny or serious, but if that is the only selling point then I wouldn't buy it.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger jel said...

the book not coming out in paper form ? that's just sad. :(

I like a book with a little bit of all them roll in to one .

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger Abby said...

I love when books make me laugh!

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Diane Marie Shaw said...

I thoroughly enjoy books that make me smile and chuckle. I would like to write books on the lighter side but God keeps giving me serious topics. I hope I can find a way to lighten them up without losing the important stuff. :)

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Diane, I have the opposite problem. The first time I tried to write devotionals, they all sounded like Erma Bombeck (back before they had the lighthearted devotionals). LOL

 
At 1:42 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

I wouldn't knock that Erma Bombeck thing, Di. It worked out pretty well for her. ;)

I think the key is to write the story without trying to contrive funny situations. You'll be funny anyway, but it won't be forced. I LOVE your sense of humor!

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

I have to say that I love humor in books. I have enough drama in my life, and when I go to a book, I want to get some relief from that. As well, I have found that the humor a character is able to have during a difficult situation often enables me to find humor in my own difficulties. And now that I think about it, I would have never picked up a more serious natured book during my chemo, and thus would not have had the blessing of getting to know you from a distance. Yet, your writing was helpful to me in that very book.

I hope you are not feeling that writing humor is "less than"...sort of like how in some churches a youth minister is sometimes thought of just using this time of ministry as a stepping stone to the "real thing." (NOT!)

I think you are a great author, and wherever the Lord leads is where you need to go, of course! But having read some kindle "cheapies" because of the price...I feel I can stand solidly and encourage you to keep on excelling at what you do, because you do a great job at it!

Love you,
Beverly

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Oh, Diann, I can't wait! How wonderful! I don't buy book for the humor or the drama, but for a good combination of both. It takes a particular kind of writer to draw me, and you're one of those writers. It's interesting that the people I really like turn out to be the people I really like to read, and it's the writer who draws me in. Her style, her insights, her take on life.

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

From you I want the humor. It's what made me fall in love with your writing.

 
At 12:23 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

I like both. I think humor though can really mask some hard issues. You do that so well, I never feel depressed. I'm excited for this book!

 
At 5:20 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Diann! Can't wait to read this book. And here's the deal with you, my friend: If you write it, I'm gonna read it. Your heart comes through in everything you write, and that's what endears me most to your stories.

 
At 9:17 AM, Blogger jel said...

is your book just coming out in
e-form only ????

 
At 11:01 AM, OpenID suzannestock said...

Both are great! I'll look forward to checking your latest book out.

 
At 11:06 AM, Blogger Deborah Raney said...

Congrats on your book, Di! I love the cover! I like both kinds of books, but think the very best books combine the two in one story. Just like real life.

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

I like a bit of humor in my books and in my movies too. It can be serious, romantic or whatever but with just a bit of a chuckle now and then to release tension. To be honest though, I don't always see the humor on the written page unless it knocks me in the face. LOL It's easier to see on the screen.

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger karenk said...

I love humor in your novels, diann...on the other hand, I know that I will enjoy anything that you write :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger Cyndi said...

I have LOVED your humorous books but I'm pretty sure that I'll like anything you write! Like Jel, I'm curious as to whether it'll come out in paper also... still haven't made the jump to kindles, etc. :)

Sure hope you're feeling better! Oh! And on a side note, I just found your books written under "Diann Walker"! My library only has "A Match Made in Bliss" but I really enjoyed it. :)

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Thanks for the encouragement, everyone!

This book will be available as an e-book only. Sorry for those of you who don't have an e-reader. It may come out later in paper form, not sure yet.

 

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Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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