The ‘sparks’ of life that can ignite one’s writing mind…


The paronomasia, a play on words, or pun, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect.  Normally the effect of a pun is moans from the audience; and the older they have grown, the louder the groan.

To brighten your writing day, here are ten writing related puns:

– To write with a broken pencil is pointless.

– I told my friend about the creative writing class I took, and she said that she had a simile experience.

– Why do writers get so many colds?  They work with drafts all the time!

– The lives of authors are punctuated with good writing periods.

– Where should a novelist never live?  In a one-story house!

– Before writing his final version of a story an author has to have a pretext.

– I changed my iPod name to Titanic; it’s syncing now.

– Some people still think that writing long stories is a novel idea.

– I’m reading a book about anti-gravity and I can’t put it down.

– There was a writer who put ten different puns on a blog post in the hope that at least one of the puns would make others laugh. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.


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