Funny Friday Faceoff: the funny thing about humor writing

This week in my online humor class, several of us felt a bit like Grumpy Cat does every day– And a few students were even thinking of throwing in the towel.  Not a pretty towel, either.  This towel. Because the truth is that humor writing is hard.  And sometimes humiliating.  Which…is actually kind of funny, when you […]

Friday Funny Faceoff–Shutting it All Down

The most amusing part of the shutdown for me personally is that I can’t dredge up a single memory of the last time.  It was in winter of 95/96, and lasted for several months over Christmas.  But, I was getting married in February of ’96 and had other things on my mind.  Of course I’m […]

Funny Friday Faceplant…conference nerves edition

In a day or two I’ll be recieving my first-ever award as an adult–third place in the SCBWI Carolinas Writing Contest.  This is possibly my first award in my life that I cared about at all, and I think also the first award that wasn’t passed out in a very homey setting, amongst people I […]

Funny Friday Faceoff the 5th

To be frank, I wasn’t sure I wanted to do this faceoff.  Yesterday’s post furor left me feeling less than dazzlingly funny, or even able to communicate.  But, this is precisely why I love humor–because it can help us weather the hail storms, when it feels like the world has taken an active interest in pelting […]

Funny Friday (the 13th) Faceoff

On this luckiest of Fridays, I plan to write 5k words (or cry trying) and post my humor homework.  I’m experiencing a little nerves over this, since the humor class teacher is none other than founding Onion editor, Scott Dikkers.  The focus this week is on ‘headlines’ so tell me if these are funny: B. […]

Friday Funny Faceoff the 3rd

Hooray for Friday!  We made it! lol  This week was one day short, so I ought to feel I’ve got extra energy in me and Friday came early.  But I think Fridays are like cats.  They are never late, just as they are never early.  They always come precisely when they mean to. Or, was that wizards? You’ll […]

Friday Funny Faceoff the 2nd

Was it just me, or did this week start off really lame?  Tired, gray…okay, I think it was just me.  ‘Cause actually Monday was kinda green and sunshiney, at least around here.  But either way, the good news is– And, so did the week!  First we’ve got an awesome cartoon I picked up at Hubspot, […]

Friday Funny Faceoff

I continue to be fascinated by humor, above and beyond loving that it makes me laugh.  Since I suspect most of you could use a laugh by the end of the week, too, I’m going to share my ‘study’ of all things funny each Friday in a faceoff discussion of the funny stuff that crossed […]