Category: Humour

Hey Writers: You Need a New Patron Saint, Your Old One Sucks

What On Earth Makes Humans Write Horrible Reviews? (And Am I Part Of The Problem?)

Yesterday was Saint Patrick’s Day. He might be one of the better known saints, but there’s a patron saint of everything, if only you wish to look. Unfortunately for writers, I did look, and the patron saint of writing is complete crap. So I’ve written a manifesto for a new one.

Big Bang Comedy, and the Shattered Windscreen of the Internet

Confessions of a Critic: What Makes People Write Horrible Reviews?

I read an article about niche comedy, and had a thought. We all know that me thinking thoughts can never come to any good, so you may as well read this post to confirm your (entirely justified) prejudices. For one thing, validation makes you feel good. For another, I make an amazing analogy about car windows you won’t want to miss. Honest.

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.