Punbelievable Contest! AND Beautiful Words
I love puns! In fact, back in March of 2009 I wrote a blog post titled “That’s So Punny!” (link HERE to read it) about one pun-filled morning with my daughter. Imagine, then, my glee to learn that the Gotham Writers’ Workshop is sponsoring a pun writing contest inspired by the publication of the above pictured book by John Pollack. Here’s the scoop, straight from Gotham:
“Write a 100-word punning parody in the style of a favorite book or author. Include a punning title that alludes to the original work or author.
Prizes include 10-week writing workshops, $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, and a subscription to The Writer.
Enter online here. (Entry is free)“
Doesn’t this sound punbelievable? Sharpen your puncils and wit and get busy punning your own entry for this contest.
I’ve just proven beyond a doubt that while bad puns run rampant, a good pun is hard to find, which is what makes this contest such a challenge. But think of the benefits of exercising your smarts and stretching your creativity. Puns are funny, and oftentimes worthy of an eye roll, as I’ve proven here; but the good ones aren’t easy to develop. Are you up to the writerly challenge? Good luck!
I’m off now to do laundry and spend time with my beloved. . .*sigh*. . .you know I have to do it. . .I can’t. . .help myself. . .must. . .say. . .huspund!
Aaargh! Somepunny stop me!
My very talented friend, Tammy, over at Message in a Bloggle: the Art of Being Broken, wrote a blog post titled “Ten Things: The Graduation Post No One Will Ask Me to Make.” The title is ironic, because this is one speech worthy of being heard. It is heartfelt and beautifully written, and I urge you to head over to Message in a Bloggle to have a read. You’ll be so glad you did. Don’t be surprised if you end up printing Tammy’s ten things to post on your fridge.
See y’all for Book Blurb Friday!