Friday Fun: One for the Writers

Writing for a Living?
or merely dreaming of the day
there are trials & travails we all hate, so …

Let’s laugh the whole thing off

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the Friday Funnies Series

Quick Intro before we get to the Funnies

I spent so much time pouring through funnies about writers, I finally concluded that writers either have the best senses of self-depricating humor in the universe, or they all have writer’s block and are creating memes while they await the return of their respective muses.

I have too much material for a single post, so ere long I’ll put together Part II – Return of the Writers.

Meanwhile, I hope all you writers who visit here from time to time will enjoy a bit of levity at your expense.

Everybody else:  by the time you get to the end, I think your own job won’t seem like such a bad fit after all.

Bloggers — let me know where you fit in.

How many of the situations below make YOU nod your head?


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AND NOW for some more humor TODAY . . .

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This Friday’s theme: On Writers and Writing

(most images below found on Pinterest)

Behold, the writer . . .

Writing Inspiration . . .



All the little details . . .


The After Party

The New Yorker

Perspective: NO explanation needed

Th-th-th-at’s all folks!

Funnies post only occasionally

Reminding you of what I disclosed in the introduction to this series, Funnies about Perspective: unlike the ongoing Sunday Smiles and Monday Funnies you’ll find on Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog, my Friday Funnies will show up only occasionally, usually clustered around a theme.

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About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

59 Responses to Friday Fun: One for the Writers

  1. Pingback: Friday Fun: Writers Redux | ADD . . . and-so-much-more

  2. Madelyn I did have nice fun coming here.
    What great lessons and cautions to writers. Hehehe hahaha.


  3. dgkaye says:

    Omg, I don’t know which one is the funniest! I’ve shared everywhere!!!! 🙂 x

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  4. Reblogged this on Kate McClelland and commented:

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  5. mistermuse says:

    My fav is the one about the MOSTLY TWEETS chicken who hopes to write “the Great American Tweet.” With all the practice Trump gets writing tweets, you might think that’s his ambition….yet they never get better than terrible. But at least they’re mostly fiction, so maybe he could make The Great American Novel out of them.

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  6. Ha ha, these are so good, Madelyn.

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  7. John Fioravanti says:

    Another great collection, Madelyn! Thank you!

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    • Thanks, John. I needed a bit of funny after the empathy story – even if nobody else did!

      Out since before 2pm, shortly after awakening – now 4 AM – so am approving a few quick comments while my eyes still focus — haven’t been ’round the net yet.

      Tomorrow – once I crash and burn for a good 8-10 hours sleep – will be more of an inside day, so I will being making the rounds – and I’ll start with you.

      Thanks always for your support.


  8. -Eugenia says:

    This is a fun post, Madelyn. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. robjodiefilogomo says:

    I think every profession has it’s pros & cons…but being able to make fun of ourselves is the best characteristic ever!!
    BTW, have you ever considered making the images bigger—or am i the only old person here who has trouble reading some of the quips?? 🙂

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    • How frustrating for you, Jodie! Sorry to read that.

      Are you reading on your phone? Have you set your screen text size small (and did you know you could do that? – see below). All images are easily readable in FireFox & Safari on my Mac and I *always* have trouble reading small text. They ARE smaller than last time because I got a comment on that the last ones were too big (too much scrolling was the complaint).

      To Enlarge: [control and + ] (held together same time) enlarges
      [control -] makes smaller.
      MAC users: “control” is the same as “command” on your keyboards

      LAST RESORT TRY THIS for any graphic you cannot see well (works on many other sites, btw) click on the images to see them “stand-alone” and they will be bigger. They are set on my site** to open in a new window or tab (depending on YOUR browser settings) — Close it and go back to the article tab to comment.

      PLEASE do NOT comment on any page with an “stand-alone” photo – don’t know how to make it impossible to do that, but comments there do not show up on the page.
      ** other sites they may have set them replace the page, so then you have to use your browser’s back button (top of page – not part of WordPress but a feature of your browser).

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  10. Oh Madelyn, oh Madelyn how I can relate and fit in to each humorous clip. I’ve got 70,000 words penned on my book and laughed at the clip “…I’m writing a book not a grocery list”.

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  11. colinandray says:

    Love the funnies and sadly (but hilariously), I can directly relate to a number of them!

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  12. Bernadette says:

    As you said last week, there is a lot of truth in humor. From the introvert trying to be an extrovert.

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  13. great post… and yes … when I have things in my head I will write about then I’m the third person… crazy LOL

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  14. Sue Vincent says:

    Thanks for the morning chuckle nd the mention, Madelyn 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Very funny! Especially the man introdcuing two editors who turned down King and Potter-irony is often rife with humor!

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  16. Superb post as always Madelyn. So beautiful and apt quotes for writers and also so informative. Great words.

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