Best Literacy Jokes Ever!

I loved this joke it wanted to apply it my own genre but not brave enough but rest assured my readers are getting the full package and not The Braille Club II just as hot!

HACK WRITER vs. LITERARY AUTHOR

Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, and James Patterson were hanging out at a coffee shop bragging about how loyal their readers were.

“I could write five novels a year,” Stephen King said, “and my readers would purchase every book, no matter how poorly they were written.”

“Oh yeah?” Janet Evanovich proclaimed. “I could write ten novels a year, and my loyal readers would purchase every single one of them.”

“That’s nothing,” James Patterson scoffed. “I could write 15 novels a year, and my loyal readers would spend their money on all of them.”

Tom Wolfe overheard the conversation and became upset. “You are doing your readers a disservice with your hackery,” he said. “I took five years to write Back to Blood because I believe in giving my loyal readers my best effort.”

And with that, Tom Wolfe strolled away.

“I hate to say this,” Stephen King said, “but I didn’t think Back to Blood was very good.”

“I hate to say this,” Janet Evanovich said, “but I spend so much time writing all my books that I don’t have time to read anybody else’s writing.”

“I hate to ask this,” James Patterson said quietly, staring at Stephen King and Janet Evanovich, “but you guys actually write all your own books?”

Dysfunctional Literacy

English: Stack of books in Gould's Book Arcade... Reading and writing may be awesome, but telling jokes about reading and writing can lead to silence and awkward coughing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A literacy joke is risky to tell because most people either don’t care about reading and writing or won’t have enough background information to understand it.  Even if the audience “gets” it, chances are they’ll still think the joke isn’t funny.  You don’t need a master’s degree in English to “get” a Best Literacy Joke Ever!  You might need to read a book every once in a while, though.

WARNING!  Just because a Best Literacy Joke Ever is easy to understand, that doesn’t make it funny.  It’s tough to write (and tell) a Stephen King joke.

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HACK WRITER vs. LITERARY AUTHOR

Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, and James Patterson were hanging out at a coffee shop bragging about how loyal their readers were.

“I could write five…

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