Friday

Friday - Joke of the Day

What's your favorite writing joke?

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How many publishers does it take to change a light bulb?
Three. One to change it and two to hold down the author.

How many editors does it take to change a light bulb?
Two, one to change the bulb and one to issue a rejection slip to the old bulb.

How many proofreaders does it take to change a light bulb?
Proofreaders aren't supposed to change light bulbs. They should just query them.

How many mystery writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Two. One to screw it in almost all the way in and the other to give it a suprising twist at the end.

How many writers does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to change the bulb and one to tell a long story about it.

How many literary critics does it take to change a light bulb?
Literary critics don't know how, but rest assured they'll find something wrong with the way you do it.

4 comments:

Marvin D. Wilson said...

lol - loved these. Maybe add, "How many novice authors does it take to change a lightbulb?" One. They all know everything already and don't need any help or advice.

Helen Ginger said...

I choose the Literary Critics one. That one hits home for most authors.
Helen
http://straightfromhel.blogspot.com

zhadi said...

Snort! I love the lightbulb jokes...probably one of the most universally interchangeable jokes out there!

L.J. Sellers said...

I may have to steal these. Classic!