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09/28/12 Grif.Net Blog – Writers and Light Bulbs

09/28/12 Grif.Net Blog – Writers and Light Bulbs

How many science fiction writers does it take to change a light bulb?
Two, but it’s actually the same person doing it. He went back in time and
met himself in the doorway and then the first one sat on the other one’s
shoulder so that they were able to reach it.

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How many mystery writers does it take to change a light bulb?
Two. One to screw the bulb almost all the way in, and one to give a
surprising twist at the end.

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How many cover blurb writers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A VAST AND TEEMING HORDE STRETCHING FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA!!!!

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How many screenwriters does it take to change a light bulb?
Answer: Ten.
1st draft. Hero changes light bulb.
2nd draft. Villain changes light bulb.
3rd draft. Hero stops villain from changing light bulb. Villain falls to
death.
4th draft. Lose the light bulb.
5th draft. Light bulb back in. Fluorescent instead of tungsten.
6th draft. Villain breaks bulb, uses it to kill hero’s mentor.
7th draft. Fluorescent not working. Back to tungsten.
8th draft. Hero forces villain to eat light bulb.
9th draft. Hero laments loss of light bulb. Doesn’t change it.
10th draft. Hero changes light bulb.

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Dr Bob Griffin
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