Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thank You, Michele Young-Stone!

Michele Young-Stone

Michele Young-Stone is a terrific new writer on the American literary scene and her debut novel The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors has won praise from readers and critics alike.

It is so good that I actually read it!,  a major testament in that I am so ill-read I think "Huckleberry Finn" is a type of pie served only at Red Lobster.

That's why I was surprised when Michele asked me several weeks ago if I would like to author a guest post for her blog, Michele Young-Stone, Novelist.  Normally in the course of life I'm not asked to do much more than shut up and stand in the corner, so Michele's request caught me quite off guard. 

But I was indeed humbled and honored by it. Although now that I think about it, does it really make sense to be both humbled and honored? 

Aren't they opposites?    WTF?

"Write what you know" is a credo to which many writers subscribe and I subscribe to it as well, primarily because I got a t-shirt and 50% off my subscription. Thus I decided to write about what I know best which is writing a humor blog, or to be more precise, writing an unsuccessful humor blog. 

My post  for Michele is entitled "How to be a Successful Unsuccessful Humor Writer," and I sincerely hope it will inspire,  guide, and support eager new humor writers in  falling on their faces just as  I have these last few years.  

And thank you again for this opportunity, Michele.  I am humbled.  And honored.

But not both at the same time.


Note: A new and updated version of the post I prepared for Michele containing further research into the subject of failing miserably at writing a humor blog appears here.

Don't miss it!  If you've got nothing better to do in 2017.


Russell said...

Congrats, Perry. I'm both humbled and honored just to know someone who's been asked to do a guest post on a great author's blog. I can't wait to read the great tips that will help me become even more unsuccessful as a humor writer.

Perry Block said...

I'm sorry, Russell, but you have too much talent to become an even more unsuccessful humor writer. I hate to have to break it to you this way, but you'll just have to get used to the money, fame, cars, and sex with gorgeous women, including Scarlett Johansson.

Russell, no, no, don't do it, it's not all that bad! Look at the bright side, you can still hang with a complete loser like me!