Today works well as a ‘J’ day! On the 1st April it is traditional to play jokes and pranks on other people. So today I can use one of the more obscure adjectives from my vocabulary: Jocose.
Which brings me on to the subject of humour. I can’t tell jokes. I usually mix up the words and fluff the punchline. I also find humour difficult to write. Whether slap-stick or witty, shaggy dog tales through to the delivery of the killer ending, it all sounds lame when viewed in print.
So for the time being I shall work to my strengths and avoid trying to write a funny tale. And if the humour grows organically from the story, then all to the good.
Still, in honour of the day, here is a writerly joke:Q: How many writers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: Two - one to insert the bulb, another to give it a surprise twist at the end.
Do you write humour? If so, please give me some hints as to how it’s done.