Category Archives: 2017

Monday morning writing joke: “Write to be wrong”

Q. Why did the non-fiction author break up with the novelist?

A. Because they could agree if fact was stranger than fiction.

 

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Rotten Reviews or Rejections

Even well-known works at one time were unknown … and often rejected. Or if published, did not meet with universal praise. Here is an example of the later.

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Photo finish Friday: “Flower power”

After a summer rain, its anthers covered in pollen and filaments opening up, this day lily strives toward renewed life.

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Haiku to you Thursday: “Empty”

Empty as pockets –

midnight to devastation –

we delude our myths.

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Writing tip Wednesday: “Take offense”

Need to give your antagonist (or maybe even your protagonist) an antagonizing tactic. Consider one (or more) of these…

 

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cARtOONSdAY: “nOT eGG-ACTLY hIMSELF

Besides, he heard another wall might be coming … and he wanted nothing to do with that. The first one wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

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Monday morning writing joke: “Once around the block”

A writer goes to his doctor.

Writer: “Doc, can you give me something? I’ve been trying to write for a year now, but can’t get it done.”

Doctor: “Are you saying you suffer from writer’s block?”

Writer: “That’s my story.”

Doctor: “If that’s your story, how can you have writer’s block?”

The writer then goes to his psychiatrist.

Writer: “Doc, can you give me something? I’ve been trying to write for a year now, but can’t get it done.”

Psychiatrist: “Are you saying you suffer from writer’s block?”

Writer: “That’s what I said.”

“Not exactly.”

“What does that mean?”

Psychiatrist: “It means your problems are rooted in your expectations.”

“Yes,” the writer said. “I’m expecting you to help me.”

In desperation the writer goes to his mother.

Writer, in tears: “Mom, I’ve been trying to write for a year now, but can’t get it done.”

Mom: “Why’s that?”

Writer: “I think I suffer from writer’s block.”

Mom: “You know, your Dad had that same problem when I married him, and I was able to help him.”

Writer, his face brightening: “How, Mom, how?!”

Mom: “I had you and the bum had to find a job and go to work.”

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