A screenwriter comes home to a burned down house. His sobbing and slightly-singed wife is standing outside. “What happened, honey?” the man asks.
“Oh, John, it was terrible,” she weeps. “I was cooking, the phone rang. It was your agent. Because I was on the phone, I didn’t notice the stove was on fire. It went up in second. Everything is gone. I nearly didn’t make it out of the house. Poor Fluffy is—”
“Wait, wait. Back up a minute,” The man says. “My agent called?”
Care to share a joke or two?
Writers know the struggle!
Are we all psychopaths? Wow …thought provoking or what!
Care to share your favorite writer joke?
I would love these emotions!
Finding a way to engage the technologically imprisoned youth.
Jokes: How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb? Two. One to screw the bulb almost all the way in, and one to give it a surprising twist at the end.
The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
– Stephen King
If you can’t annoy somebody, there’s little point in writing.
– Kingsley Amis
What could possibly go wrong today? A full moon and Friday 13th. For me it has always been a good day. How about you?
I thought this literary coffee display was worth sharing today.
This one will make you groan!
Q: What would you get if you crossed a locomotive with the author of Tom Sawyer?
A: A choo-choo Twain.
Please share literary jokes, humor or cartoons.
Why not share your favorite literary/writing jokes too?
Let’s plan to do something fun this weekend, whether you seclude yourself with notepad and pen, grab a favorite or new novel or find an exciting event to share with family and friends, take advantage of the summer weather. I plan to continue editing and revising my cowgirl romance, Willow Tree Tears, enjoy walks with two dogs I am looking after and make a couple of new recipes.
What are your plans for this weekend?
Why not use this prompt to start a new story? Alisha kicked at the box, half hidden under the hedge. She didn’t expect what came out of it…. Share your creation in the comments.
This is a particularly fun event. http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/philip-pullman-prepares-grimm-burial-in-east-end-9092572.html
And a historical event for China: http://english.cntv.cn/2014/07/17/VIDE1405597441880213.shtml
With the jurors chosen for the Neustadt Prize, there is the usual buzz of excitement as to whom they will ultimately choose.
Apart from the $50,000, which every writer would welcome with open arms, the winner receives a replica of an eagle feather cast in silver and a certificate of recognition. The feather is stunning and worthy of a picture. Isn’t it beautiful?
Have you ever entered a prestigious competition?
There are two kinds of writer: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder.- Brian Aldiss
Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret.- Matthew Arnold
Friday Fun – Starter sentence: The old woman was laughing hysterically sitting at the bus stop.
Why was she laughing? Do you join in?
Share your response…
Happy Friday everyone. Here is my Friday Fun Day submission. If you have something you would like me to post on a Friday please feel free to contact me. Interaction is key for writers after all.
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A couple of quotes to ponder: It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly. C. J. Cherryh
Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short. Henry David Thoreau
Fun prompt to get that muse working: The fire alarm goes off in your building just as you step out of the bath. As you hurried wrap a towel around you and rushed into the hallway a shame faced neighbor rushes out of their door, apologizing profusely. “I was using my oil-less fryer and it filled the room with smoke. I opened the door to disperse it.” How would you or your character react?