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Friday, October 12, 2007

Writers' Guild of Texas

If you live in north Texas and you haven't been to the Writers' Guild of Texas, come visit this Monday night at 7pm at the Richardson Library. It's located at 900 Civic Center Drive • Richardson, TX 75080

We meet every 3rd Monday of the month, 7pm - 8:30pm. This Monday, 10-15-07, our guest speaker is Britta Coleman, author of Potter Springs. Britta is going to speak on the Art of Rewriting. She will share her techniques on how to make each word count, how to bring out the best and worst in our characters, and more.


I was finishing up the newsletter I put together for the Writers Guild of Texas and I ended up with a little space left over and nothing to fill it with. So I scoured the internet for an appropriate writer joke.

I found this place.
Here are a couple of the jokes from the website.

A screenwriter comes home to a burned down house. His sobbing and slightly-singed wife is standing outside. “What happened, honey?” the man asks.

“Oh, John, it was terrible,” she weeps. “I was cooking, the phone rang. It was your agent. Because I was on the phone, I didn’t notice the stove was on fire. It went up in seconds. Everything is gone. I nearly didn’t make it out of the house. Poor Fluffy is--

”“Wait, wait. Back up a minute,” The man says. “My agent called?”


A writer died and was given the option of going to heaven or hell.

She decided to check out each place first. As the writer descended into the fiery pits, she saw row upon row of writers chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they were repeatedly whipped with thorny lashes.

"Oh my," said the writer. "Let me see heaven now."

A few moments later, as she ascended into heaven, she saw rows of writers, chained to their desks in a steaming sweatshop. As they worked, they, too, were whipped with thorny lashes.

"Wait a minute," said the writer. "This is just as bad as hell!"

"Oh no, it's not," replied an unseen voice. "Here, your work gets published."

Hope everyone has a great weekend!