Do you want to be a writer? Do you want to write a book people would like to read? I know I do. And on my quest to create a readable book, I have learned many tips and tricks and gained some valuable knowledge on the does and don'ts in writing. I'd love share all that with you.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Pun intended

Jokes, who does not like them? Good or bad, old or new, funny or lame, they make us laugh or not.
And they are a part of our life.

I like horrors, I like to write scary stories (and I will publish one more here, I just need to translate it from Polish to English).
But recently I have realized that I like comedy too. And that I like to write funny stories. I also like jokes, duh ;>

And stand-ups, some are so funny, and I have always wondered - where do they take the stuff from? how do they come up with all these jokes?
I mean, seriously.

And the wordplay is brilliant in many cases, and you know how writers are with words, we LOVE them, we LOVE to play with them.
So I have purchased The Serious Guide to Joke Writing: How To Say Something Funny About Anything by Sally Holloway and I have started to play with the words as suggested in an exercise.
My attempts are lame at the best, but I'll share them anyway, who knows, maybe they'll make one or two people laugh.
The words I played with are in italics :>

We wanted to put them on a smaller stage but they turned out to be a broadband.
He was a damn liar. I didn't like him but then I had to admire his liability.
He kept shouting and interrupting me, seriously he had no phonetics.
Their music was supposed to soothe the soul but all it did was endear.
I know, lame. But everyone has to start somewhere, right?
Worst than that would be not trying, not writing them at all.
Because trying and failing is the first step on the road to success :>


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