Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Bea Jocose

The issue with setting a ‘theme’ for blog posts is sometimes it works, other times not. As my eagle eyed readers will have spotted, all my posts are headed alphabetically by adjective (Bea Afraid, Brief, Critical, etc).

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.


  1. I often include a few humorous moments or lines in my stories, but I can't do all out funny.

    Like the joke.

    1. I've read some of yours, Patsy. A light hearted touch is probably better than laugh out loud farce.

  2. I can't do funny either... :-( I liked your funny joke though!

  3. Glad it made you laugh, Maria.