Monday, January 6, 2014

A New Year of Writerly Humor, Inspiration and Camaraderie

Am I the only one who has a hard time creating titles

Be it short story, novella, or novel titles always strain my brain. And then I tend to get fixated on one a title.  Usually containing alliteration. Which sounds nice to my ear and works for some of my children’s writing but some times...not so much. For instance, I just finished an adult short story and the only title I could think of was  "Bets, Bros and Booze." 

So for a dose of humor here are some titles, along with the author’s name that might bring a smile.
  • The French Chef by Sue Flay
  • Tight Situation by Leah Tard
  • Unemployed by Anita Job
  • Off to Market by Tobias A. Pigg
  • I Lived in Detroit by Helen Earth
  • Inflammation, Please by Arthur Itis
  • Handel's Messiah by Ollie Luyah
  • Downpour! by Wayne Dwops
  • Cloning by Ima Dubble
  • Irish Flooring by Lynn O'Leum
  • Holmes Does it Again by Scott Linyard
  • Home Alone IV by Eddie Buddyhome
  • Neither a Borrower by Nora Lender Bee
  • The Scent of a Man by Jim Nasium
  • Is O. J. Guilty? by Howard I. Know
  • Animal Illnesses by Ann Thrax
  • French Overpopulation by Francis Crowded
  • Fallen Underwear by Lucy Lastic
  • House Construction by Bill Jerome Home
  • Yellow River by Iam Ping
  • Lewis Carroll by Alison Wonderland
  • Leo Tolstoy by Warren Peace
  • The L. A. Lakers Breakfast by Kareem O' Wheat
  • Why Cars Stop by M. T. Tank
  • Wind in the Willows by Russell Ingleaves
  • Look Younger by Fay Slift
  • Mountain Climbing by Andover Hand
  • It's Springtime! by Theresa Green
  • No! by Kurt Reply
  • And Shut Up! by Sid Downe
  • 40 Yards to the Latrine by Willy Makeit and Betty Wont
  • Glass Bikini by Seymore Skynn
  • Yellow River by I. P. Freely
  • Sex on the Beach by Sandy Shortz

And for Inspiration...

How about this Magic House? A wonderful writer’s studio found in the urban backyard of my good friend Cath Rathbone.  The inside is just as inspiring. I believe every writer needs a Magic House.

And from a master Anais Nin, a little camaraderie

                                                             photo courtesy of wikipedia

"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it."

Feel free to comment and share your writerly humor, inspiration or camaraderie.


  1. Hahaha! Those book title/author name combos are awesome. I love a bit of humor in something even so boring as a file name.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Emily. What a great idea to add humor to file names. I may try that.

  3. My wife complains that all my titles had two words: Storm Chaser, Coming Attractions, Radio Red ... not a good idea to get into a rut. I have enough trouble coming up with good titles as it is!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Mark. I agree, it's easy to get into a rut with titles. I have noticed the last year or so it's been raining one word titles.

  4. Happy New Year to Passion and Pursuits! Can't wait for another year of fun and interesting posts. Always entertaining!

    1. Happy New Year to you too, Sandy. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Fun post, love the titles and authors list! :-)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lynn. My favorite was Look Younger by Fay Slift

    2. Really nice blog. I enjoyed the laugh.

    3. Thanks for stopping by Gay. Glad we could share a laugh. :)