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Punbelievable Contest! AND Beautiful Words

Posted on Jun 1, 2011 by Lisa Ricard Claro   11 Comments | Posted in contests · Gotham Writers' Workshop · John Pollack · pun

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!

11 Responses to "Punbelievable Contest! AND Beautiful Words"

  1. Comment by Sarah
    June 1, 2011 at 6:39 am  

    Man, I just don't do puns. But you seem to be really good at it–I'm impressed! Now I'll head over to Tammy's blog–have a great Wednesday!

  2. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    June 1, 2011 at 8:09 am  

    Hi Sarah – Thanks for visiting. I love puns, but seem to find only the obvious ones. I don't know if I'll have time for this contest or not, but I hope so. It looks to be a good challenge.

  3. Comment by BECKY
    June 1, 2011 at 10:45 am  

    Hey Lisa! Yeah, I love a good pun, too…but don't think I can write any!That was so nice of you to highlight Tammy's graduation post, and her blog in general. She always amazes me. Most times I don't even leave a comment anymore, because I feel so lame always saying what a fabulous writer she is, etc.!!

  4. Comment by Kay L. Davies
    June 1, 2011 at 11:20 am  

    Well, this kept me busy. I sent my husband a link to this post, and I sent my niece a link to Tammy's graduation speech.Good stuff, both.β€” KKay, Alberta, CanadaAn Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  5. Comment by Sylvia Ney
    June 1, 2011 at 4:48 pm  

    Thanks for sharing and congratulations on the contract!

  6. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    June 1, 2011 at 7:35 pm  

    Becky – Tammy's post is awesome, and you're right, she's a very talented lady. But then, so are you!Kay – Thanks for sharing! Glad your visit here was worthwhile.Sylvia – Thanks!

  7. Comment by Anonymous
    June 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm  

    While I am groaning, I will head for Tammy's. Thanks.Arkansas Patti

  8. Comment by Madeleine
    June 2, 2011 at 9:37 am  

    LOL! Love them.Ooh this should be 'write' up my street! My dad was a master of punning and I inherited the habit that makes others groan and squirm. (I usually say: hubsbund and sumbunny) :O)

  9. Comment by Tammy
    June 2, 2011 at 10:16 am  

    Oh, Lisa! I am PUNBELIEVABLY touched and flattered!!! And I'll say it again–your word plays are always entertaining!!!

  10. Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
    June 2, 2011 at 1:56 pm  

    Patti – I see you're still "anonymous." Blogger is still messing with you. LOL Thanks for visiting, and I know you'll love Tammy's post.Madeleine – Yay! Glad this is up your alley. I'm glad I offered info on something that grabbed you. πŸ™‚ Good luck with your submission!Tammy – Your post is awesome. It should be required reading. πŸ™‚

  11. Comment by Karen Lange
    June 2, 2011 at 8:40 pm  

    Sounds like fun! Or should I say, pun? πŸ™‚ May have to check that out. Thanks for the links!

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