Monday, January 15, 2024

Humor for writers

A writing friend once said, "I don't like writing. I like having written."

I kinda get that since I'm just starting to plot my next Amish romance. When it comes to the actual writing, I do fine. Plotting, however, is a different kettle of fish. I cannot plot my way out of a paper bag.

Don is my right-hand man when it comes to plotting, thankfully. He's always willing to volley ideas back and forth about how to improve character motivations or up the ante on conflict.

That's why I got a good chuckle from the following humor memes. Enjoy! 

And finally, a little historical humor:


  1. Those are funny,
    I got the newest of your books, the Beekeeper, coming in February.
    My link on my favorites bar to this blog wouldn't
    update. It showed only posts from last Dec. We live in an area that if we are lucky, we get 1/2 a bar on the cell phone. I tried posting this morning but it just wouldn't work. This "was" this post.

    🥶 Good cold Monday Morning to you all,
    I got up at 5am, it was a nice 21 out, glad it was not colder. Went out at 6:20 to the coop, the water was frozen, and all the flock was down off the roost waiting for me to turn the light on, lolo , I replaced the water and scooped the frozen poop, cracked the door open just enough for them to slip in and out. The coop was 20 degrees, but I am glad we are going to warm up a bit today-- accuweather says 2pm = 36degrees
    Rain due in by Wed and temps will go back up to 44 and and maybe 50 on fri.
    DH got the fruit trees pruned yesterday.
    (7am) I put the hummingbird feeder out, poor things, I have 2 that stay all year.
    🤔 I am making cod tacos for dinner.

    Now its 1:20pm and I am glad to see lots of posts from this month. Have a great rest of the week!

  2. Being one of those people with a lot of theoretical books in my mind, those seem spot on.

  3. I enjoy all your articles! So glad you keep writing! I written songs….where we try to convey a message with the fewest amount of words.

  4. A woman wrote a story that was just dead. I took it and made it beautiful. She and I were working on translating her fairy tales from French. So, this was all with her permission. She said it was more beautiful than she had written it in French. I have a talent for writing, but not for plot.