New Joke Contest — Book and Movie Titles
Your challenge for this contest is to link a book or movie title to a business or product. Your challenge is to create you own titles to submit. If you find a source of jokes along this theme, you can use it for inspiration. But directly lifting the lines from somewhere on the internet will not make you a better humor writer.
A good creative technique is to look for a list of book or movie titles and work backward from that list. Or you could start with a business or product category, and work forward to finding a book or movie title to go with it.
And remember that good humor writing is a numbers game. The more lines you write, the better your chance of uncovering a gem. Do you think you can write ten lines? Then do it. After you write ten line, I’ll bet you can do 30. And then 50. One of our readers submitted over 200 entries one month. His best lines were really good.
Here are three examples of lines that would work:
A mono-chromatic paint store — 50 Shades of Grey
A children’s pizza arcade in a mobile RV — Who Moved My Chuck E Cheese
A designer $100 fastener for pants. The longer you wear it the newer it looks: Benjamin Buttons.
Submit by March 15, 2016, by sending your entries to HumorPowerTips@HumorPower.com
You may submit as many lines as you wish, but the first three entries on your list will be considered for first, second, and third place. This is an important part of the creative process…Being able to judge and rank the quality of your own writing. The best writers are able to write not just what is funny to them, but what is funny to someone else. Your entries will have to be funny to a panel of real people, and your challenge is to figure out what will be funny to them.
Happy writing. I look forward to the laughs.