This week there were two blogs that made me laugh so hard the conductor on the train almost ‘invited’ me to leave the quiet car. One was by Jean Joachim, a friend and fellow author. Her post, Ten things not to say to a romance writer and the snappy answers you might get, is hysterical. I’ve added it below for your enjoyment. Thanks for letting me share this Jean.
The second gem is from Joelene Coleman. We met in Eliza Knight’s virtual workshop, Edit Your Book in a Month, along with a dynamite sassy bunch of other writers. The group worked so well together that we created our own loop, Writing Divas, and continue providing support and friendship.
Each Wednesday, Joelene posts Wacky Wednesday. This week’s post was Skinny Jeans … when you’re not. I love Joelene’s easy banter and quick sense of humor. Who doesn’t have a pair of skinny jeans. Joelene will have you rolling on the floor. No, not trying to get your jeans on, from reading about her experience.
I strongly suggest you read both these posts in a busy noisy place so no one looks at you strangely when you laugh out loud. Thanks ladies for the wonderful laugh and for letting me post your work here.
10 Things Not To Say To a Romance Writer! and the Snappy Answers You May Get
1. Did you model that character after me?
Ø No, you’re too boring to be a character in my book.
2. Did you get your plot from a TV program?
Ø No, that’s called theft of intellectual property.
3, Are you going to put what I just said in a book?
Ø Maybe, but you’ll never know, will you?
4. Who did you fashion your characters after?
Ø No one, they are fiction, remember?
5. Did that really happen?
Ø No, that’s called nonfiction.
6. Where do you get your ideas?
Ø I buy them at the corner store along with my crack, heroin and diet pills.
7. Does your mother know you write this stuff?
Ø Yes, and she’s buying copies for all her friends for Christmas.
8. Do people actually buy your books?
Ø Yes, I’ve got the royalty checks to prove it.
9. I could write something like this…it isn’t hard.
Ø Go ahead…I dare you!
10. This isn’t real literature, you know.
Ø Really? That’s what it’s classified as by the government (when you file a copyright.)
A little about Jean. Jean Joachim is an RWA-NYC chapter mate and good friend. Her latest book, Sunny Days and Moonlit Nights, is now available on Amazon.