Featuring some thoughts, jokes from you, and quick polls
ACK! I was a terrible subject for this experiment. 😂Just couldn't get to the prompts each day - HOWEVER - I have saved all 14 posts and plan to visit them whenever I need a humor writing jumpstart. I do think the fact that this was happening in the background for me knocked loose a pesky block I was having with humor writing in general. It had been MONTHS since my last bit of snark on Stock Fiction. And I finally broke the seal last week: https://stockfiction.substack.com/p/viva-virality
Thank you for doing this! I will absolutely sign on to do another one with you and your readers in the future. It's been a fantastic way to meet other funny people in addition to being a creative boost for me. 💜
Loved doing this, thanks for putting it together and getting me back in a humor writing mode. (And thanks for sharing my joke!)
I'll add to the poll above - if I could have selected both in that third question I would have. 100 words a day seems perfect for 14 days...the other one could be a shorter period of time. What's that? 1 challenge a month in 2025? Seems like a lot of work but it's a great idea...
Awww thanks for sharing mine! I finished the challenge a week late but it was a great motivator for my rusty humor muscles
I was expecting something a little different to be honest, I thought it was going to be more one liners and take less time, so I didn’t finish it. However the prompts I did were mostly really helpful (one was a little confusing) and I plan to get through the rest now that I get what’s going on and how much time I need.
I am working on a technology-related project so the prompts were fun to look at a technology lens. I did write one of my new favorite lines “Google like no one is advertising.” Thank you for your work on this!
It was a blast! Both writing the lines and reading other people's! Thank you so much for this midwinter pick-me-up Julie--and yes, let's do it again!
I loved the low-pressure form of this challenge! It gave me something to work on when I was very busy procrastinating. I could definitely do this multiple times per year!
Thank you for this prompt to share HOW AWESOME 👏🏼 your Humor challenge was for me. With zero comedic training, but a vague sense that people were often laughing at me, I dove in wholeheartedly. To state the obvious (my superpower) there are many ways to evoke humor. The best part? I felt more brave and inspired to write funny lines for my posts. 🙏🏼 Such a gift.
I loved this challenge -- I have all the prompts saved and, no joke, I went back to them just today to help add some punch to a piece I'm working on. I could have gone more weeks in a row, absorbing the prompts and seeing what came up. If you did it again, I'd 100% sign up. And next time I'm going to push myself to comment / share. (Baby steps.) Thank you, Julie, for doing this.
Thank you for running this, Julie! It was so inspiring and fun to connect with other writers!
Thanks for the shout out! It was a fun challenge!
I loved this challenge. I told my mom about it and she said, “How can you teach someone to be funny?” Julie, you shared great tools and lessons. This was so fun. 🥰🤣
I loved this challenge. I didn't complete all the days, but the prompts have given me lots of ways to play with getting more humor into my work. It also showed me how mundane my life is - all my material seemed to be based on grocery shopping, the weather, or struggling to get my kid out of bed. hahahahaha, I need to get out more!