Writing Jokes That Will Make Authors Laugh and Giggle

We all love to laugh, especially when it comes to a joke that we have read; rather it is in a book, newspaper, or even a book. 

Jokes and humor are an important part of writing. 

The best thing about jokes is that they never go out of style and can be enjoyed by all. And humor not only helps to break the ice, but it can also help to make the reader know you better. 

Here are some of the funniest writing jokes that will inspire authors of all levels to write better! 

Funny Writing Jokes and Puns

  • Why do writers always carry pencils and paper with them?
    • In case they have to draw their weapon!
  • What is the best way to tell if a writer is lying?
    • Check for their “fiction”al ID!
  • What was the reason for the writer’s breakup with the editor?
    • Because they couldn’t agree on the “story arc” of their relationship!
  • What is the best way for writers to stay in shape?
    • They do a lot of “exercising” their creativity!
  • When the writer glued himself to his book, what did he say?
    • That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
  • He received what from his publisher?
    • A hard copy.
  • How does it feel to be an aspiring writer?
    • It’s difficult to put into words.
  • When Nietzsche finished writing Thus Spoke Zarathustra, what did he tell his editor?
    • “It’s over, man.”
  • When you cross a writer with a deadline, what do you get?
    • A really clean house.
  • Is there a dinosaur who writes romance novels?
    • A Brontësaurus.
  • Proofreaders have what type of blood?
    • Type O.
  • How do you refer to a writer with health insurance?
    • Married.
  • The writer crossed the road for what reason?
    • She was supposed to be revising an essay, so she crossed the road to run some errands, and go for a quick walk, and maybe buy a new toaster.
  • Stalin only used lowercase letters for writing?
    • He was afraid of capitalism.
  • What do you think of the new pen that writes underwater, upside down, and in outer space?
    • It writes lots of other words too.
  • To change a light bulb, how many mystery writers are needed?
    • Two – one to screw it most of the way in and the other to give it a surprise twist at the end. 
  • Is there a reason why escaped convicts don’t make good writers?
    • Because they never finish their sentences.
  • What is the number of Buzzfeed writers needed to start an electric chair?
    • 13, but #9 will shock you!
  • Two writers, three settings, 27 actors, and one plot – what is it?
    • 671 Hallmark movies.
  • If a writer does not follow the rules of sentence structure, what do you call him?
    • A rebel without a clause
  • Black and white and red are all over it. What is it?
    • A writer’s latest draft that ended up in the trash with some V8 juice.
  • Have you heard about the writer who jumped out of the 15th floor window?
    • He could have gone to the 16th, but that’s another story.
  • What place would a writer never want to live?
    • A writer’s block.
  • Have you heard about the time that a hitman forced a writer to write for Amy Schumer at gunpoint?
    • The hitman warned him, “Don’t get any funny ideas!”
  • If a writer was told they have no platform, what would they do?
    • Buy much, much higher shoes.
  • Have you heard about the writer who became a tailor?
    • He had to make an Ernest living, the Hemingway.
  • Have you heard about the writer who became a baker?
    • They say he make excellent synonym rolls. 
  • What causes writers to feel cold?
    • Because they are surrounded by drafts. 

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Hilarious Writing One-Liners and Short Stories

  • My therapist told me to write letters to people I hated and then burn them.
    • I’ve done that, but now what do I do with the letter?
  • Currently, I am working on a book about anti-gravity.
    • It’s impossible to put down!
  • Currently, I’m working on a book about reverse psychology. 
    • Please don’t buy it.
  • I asked my son for something hard to write on.
    • I don’t know why he got so mad, sand is pretty hard to write on.
  • My goal is to write some clean jokes about bowling balls.
    • But they keep ending up in the gutter.
  • The man was sitting under a tree and reading a book. 
    • The other man was writing in a notebook.
    • The lion quickly pounced on the man reading the book and devoured him.
    • In the jungle, even the king knows that readers have a digestive problem and writers have cramps.
  • Authors when writing their books:
    • Some of you may die, but that’s the sacrifice I’m willing to make.
  • The joke we play on writers is only a figment of our imaginations that we procrastinate writing down. 
  • Writing involves 10% typing and 90% staring at your computer trying to come up with a better way to describe someone eating toast. 
  • A writer’s first rule is to hoard notebooks. 
    • The second rule of writing is we do not write in our notebook hoard.
  • Someone: What are you doing? 
    • Me: Writing
    • Someone: You’re just staring into the screen. 
    • Me: Like I said, I’m writing. 
  • You can’t be a writer if you write 3,000 words in the morning and then don’t touch it for a month. 
  • “Do you think I reference dinosaurs too much when I write?” I asked. 
    • Silent as a pterodactyl, but she said everything. 
  • Harsh writing advice:
    • You have to hunt and eat your fellow writers. It will taste like Cheetos, pink wine, and despair. However, this is how the Publishing Gods are fed. 
  • Someday, I hope to write something worth plagiarizing. 
  • Schizophrenia can be socially acceptable through writing. 

Fun Quotes About Writing

  • I wrote a few children’s books. Not on purpose.
    • – Steven Wright
  • Writers don’t have lifestyles. They sit in little rooms and write.”
  • I was sorry to hear my name mentioned as one of the great authors, because they have a sad habit of dying off. Chaucer is dead, so is Milton, so is Shakespeare, and I am not feeling very well myself.”
    • – Mark Twain
  • The dubious privilege of a freelance writer is he’s given the freedom to starve anywhere.”
    • – S.J. Perelman

Author’s Note

Writing jokes are like the punctuation marks in the story of humor — they add wit, emphasis, and a dash of cleverness to our daily narratives. Whether you’re a writer yourself or simply appreciate the power of words, these jokes remind us that laughter is the ink that keeps our spirits flowing.

So, remember to always have a “pun-derful” time with words, and let the humor in language be your favorite plot twist!

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Megha Sharma

Megha is the heart of funnyjokestoday.com - When waking up in the morning, her first thought always is how to create a smile on someone's face before breakfast. Her passion are jokes for the youngest and about animals.

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