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How to Know When You’ve Become a Certain Kind of Writer (wink wink)

February 8th, 2014 · 1 Comment · American Humor, Amusing, Bad Taste, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Cop Humor, Cute, Farce, Funny Embarrassment, Funny Erotica, Funny R-rated, Funny Sex, Funny Writing Story, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Puns, Romp, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Surrounded by racy stories in the media everywhere these days, I sometimes find myself caught up in the flow and straying out of bounds with my material. To help you discover whether or not you may be flirting with the same R-rated conundrum, here are a dozen tell-tale signs that, wittingly or otherwise, you’ve acquired some expertise in writing the […]

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Borderline with Blemishes

March 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Afterlife, American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Difficult Decisions, Family, Family Tragedy, Fantasy, Feel Good, Funny Character Study, Funny Psychology, Funny Writing Story, Hard Life Choices, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Imagery, Lifestyle, Literary, Oddball, Offbeat, Parable, Religion, Religious allegory, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Surprise Twists, Sweet, Theology, Uplifting, Whimsy

“Ogden almost committed a crime today.” The angel Ecanus was talking with the angel Gavreel in heaven’s lounge area. They’d had a hard day monitoring their charges.  There were still hours to go, but they were stealing a few quiet moments. “Almost? Is that good news?” asked Gavreel. “In Ogden’s case, yes. I know we’re […]

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Chuck the Wagon Driver and His Reluctant Bride

June 25th, 2011 · No Comments · American Humor, British Humour, Canada Humor, Career Choices, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Family Humor, Feel Good, Funny Character Study, Funny Cowboy, Funny Dating, Funny Family, Funny Romance, Funny True Love, Funny Writing Story, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Romance, Sardonic, Screwball, Seduction, Sexual Innuendo, Silly, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Sweet, Wedding, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

Charley Van Dearon was an outdoorsy type who liked fishing, hunting and even scrapping when the occasion warranted. He was rugged of demeanor, with an excess of vigor to go along with a fun-loving nature. Still, he was no one-dimensional cartoon. He had a sensitive and romantic side with deeper thoughts than many of his […]

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Caboose Follies

April 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Funny Character Study, Funny Language, Funny Office, Funny Psychology, Funny Workplace, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Not As It Seems, Outrageous, Puns, Sardonic, Satire, Sexual Innuendo, Slice of Life, Surprise Twists, Technology Advances, Whimsy, Witty, Workplace, Writer's Block

Please note: The following story was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. He’d gotten himself into this mess by volunteering. That’s what happens when you’re an eager beaver. He’d never been one before and he wouldn’t be one next time. What had he been thinking? Surely he knew better […]

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Saved by a Hare’s Breath

February 4th, 2011 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Fantasy, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Aliens, Funny Banter, Funny Character Study, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Friends, Funny Gotcha, Funny Outrageous, Funny Science Fiction, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Puns, Romp, Satire, Screwball, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, U.S. Social Commentary, Writer's Block, Zany

    “Start with a ‘hook’. It can be an exceptional title. Or a nifty idea. Even a joke, as long as it’s original. That’s where I begin. Then embellish it. Work backwards if you have to. And always, always, keep in mind the primary question – will this keep a reader interested?”    That was the […]

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Side-by-side Story-telling Song Titles

September 3rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · American Humor, Amusing, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Celebrities, Charming, Cute, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Family, Funny Song Lyrics, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Literary, Music, Musical Humor, Not As It Seems, Oddball, Offbeat, Outrageous, Prose Poetry, Puns, Romance, Sardonic, Satire, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Storytelling, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

I’ve come up with a parlour game that’s the mental equivalent of twiddling one’s thumbs. Think of an imaginary statement, proposition or news item that uses at least two popular song titles. Then consider what the reaction of an impartial observer might be. Is this confusing? Read a few examples and you’ll quickly catch the drift. […]

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Donna and I Go Hollywood

July 4th, 2010 · 29 Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Charming, Clash of the Sexes, Cute, Drama, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Dialogue Story, Funny Family, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny Script, Funny Sitcom, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Literary, Movies, Offbeat, Puns, Romance, Satire, Screwball, Sexual Innuendo, Silly, Surprise Twists, Video Script, Whimsy, Witty

Since video book trailers are now all the rage, the following is the script for the first foray into the field by Donna and myself. This is a little self-serving, no doubt about it, plus there is some catharsis. The camera starts rolling. ALEX: Hi everyone, my name is Alex Carrick and I’m here to tell […]

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Floaty Boat Weekend

July 8th, 2009 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Clash of the Sexes, Cottage Life, Cute, Family, Family Humor, Farce, Funny Absurd, Funny Animal, Funny Cottage, Funny Family, Funny Friends, Funny Generation Gap, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Irony, Funny Rant, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Irony, Jokes, Lifestyle, Oddball, Offbeat, Rant, Screwball, Slice of Life, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

The weekend started off badly for me when Donna, my wife, announced she had purchased a couple of inflatable boats to take with us to the cottage. These were to help amuse two friends of Ted, our middle child, that we were bringing with us from Friday night through Sunday.   I hate rafts. They are […]

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A Mathematical Proof Economists are Sexy

November 21st, 2008 · 1 Comment · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Cute, Economic Humor, Entertainment, Funny Banter, Funny Celebrity, Funny Economy, Funny Erotica, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny R-rated, Funny Sayings, Funny Sex, Funny Sports, Funny Writing Story, Human Nature, Jokes, Lifestyle, Puns, Satire, Sexual Innuendo, Surprise Twists, Twisted, Whimsy, Witty

My wife, Donna, writes crime novels, five of them so far. It’s hard to get published these days, for a variety of reasons, and Donna is self-publishing.   She has an Internet site, but also knows how important it is to network. As part of this effort, she attends functions of Sisters in Crime and […]

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Me, My Wife and My Blog

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · American Humor, British Comedy, British Humour, Canada Humor, Children and Pets, Cute, Family Humor, Funny Family, Funny Husband & Wife Story, Funny Husband and Wife Banter, Funny Writing Story, General Humor, Heartwarming, Human Nature, Lifestyle, Romp, Screwball, Silly, Slice of Life, Sweet, Whimsy, Witty, Zany

There is a symbiotic relationship between me, my wife and my blog that tells me I have a really special mate.   Here are ten ways in which the three of us interact.

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