Category: Humour

Books In Beijing, Chinglish, And Sentences For Women

Superblogger Chapter 8: How To Travel The World And Get Paid For It

In a bookshop in Beijing, I discover you can’t judge a book by its cover, Ireland for dummies, why frolicking is forbidden, and that in English, some sentences are spoken only by women.

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The Twelve Days Of Christmas…Writing Clichés

Dear Santa: This is What A Writer Wants for Christmas

I have a guest post over at Anne R. Allen’s mighty blog today, where I rework a very old festive song classic and make it all about writers at Christmas. Without writers there would be no Christmas, and without blogs there would be no place to put this sort of daft joke. I know, I can’t believe my luck either.

10 Exciting New Ways To Get Offended Which Didn’t Exist 10 Years Ago

Oh Nooo! Someone Else Wrote My Book!

Ten years ago, we had woefully little to get truly offended about. There was little pleasure to be had in face-to-face confrontation, given its general ickiness and constant threat of physical violence. But now we have LOADS to get offended about, every day of the week! Whoever says that things aren’t better nowadays obviously just doesn’t have enough friends online.

The Obsolete Narrative Devices Support Group

The Obsolete Narrative Device’s Support Group

It’s HIGH CONCEPT JOKE TIME! A group of unfashionable narrative techniques attend their weekly support group, unaware that impending disaster is about to tear their world apart. Can the Omniscient Third Person Narrator refrain from commenting on everyone else? Will the Prologue From The Future ever get to finish? And will One-Liner Bob get to have the last laugh?