3.20.2012

And now I'm giving tips on writing? Ridiculous.

In what I believe is, perhaps, the greatest twist of irony ever to happen to the internet (second only to the whole "Make Kony Famous" thing making poor Jason Russell really, really famous), someone has invited me to write about writing.

That just made me LOL.

But it's true.

Today, I'm honored to be guest posting over at "The Write Practice". A writing blog.

For real.

Joe Bunting is running a series on humor writing and asked me to contribute. And while I can easily admit that my post is nowhere near as good, or as useful, or as funny as Paul Angone's post, prior to mine, it is filled with my most important, hard-learned lessons on writing like a funny person.

So if you're into that kind thing, head on over and check it out. And if you're not into that kinda thing, head on over anyway and pat me on the back so I don't kill myself for lack of false-esteem.... I'm kidding. But, please?

Here's a teaser:

The Very Worst Missionary’s Four Tips of Being Funny
To be fair, I don’t really consider myself a humor writer. I’m more like a half-assed blogger whose personal dysfunction makes people laugh out loud in airports, coffee shops, and cubicles. (Wow. It’s actually kind of sad when you think of it like that.) Whatever. Here I am, contributing to a series on humor writing – so, for today, let’s pretend that I’m a humorous writer, sharing the secret formula to being hilarious.

Get ready for it. Pretty sure I’m about to blow your mind…
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PS - I HATE writing guest posts.  Every time I do it, I tell myself, "This is the last one. I'm never doing this again."  It's just too stressful. I just know everyone is going to hate it and wonder why I was allowed to contribute. I suck. This was the last one. For sure. Probably.