Friday, November 30, 2007

Word Libs

by Mary Altman and Nick Conrad

When a day is too ________ and I need to ________, sometimes it helps if I _______ a book of Mad Libs® and ________ my mind.

Mad Libs® is a word game in which a player is prompted to fill in the blanks of a sentence to form zany, occasionally ridiculous stories. Here at EC, we enjoy relaxing every now and then with a game, and Mad Libs® seemed like a perfect way to share the fun.

Try this one, for example.

Or this one.

Or maybe this one is more your style.

If you have a particularly funny response, go ahead and share it in the comments so everyone can enjoy it. Who knows? You may even win a prize.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog a couple of days ago, and I've been reading through the archives.

I really like what you're doing here, even though Erotica/Romantica isn't really my genre (I won't say never, because you never know...)

The Thursday Thirteen is quite informative, especially the one from 11-22.

Also liked the posting from the 12th about conferences. But #4!!
Do people really do things like that? Yikes!!

Look forward to reading more.

Red Garnier said...

Hey Nick and Mary. Oh I shan't ever, ever say no to fun! ;)

I got a good laugh and I also got this:

She wants to be free...

Titty has been a chairy in her father's Hornyville since she was eight-thousand-to-the-decimal years old. He wants to twister her off to the highest broomie, but she wants to find crookedy love. Could the wormy bookmark who has been a-la-pirouetting around her father's grounds at night be her key to freedom?

He wants to be tamed...

Dick is a fantasizing gypsy, free from the dirty-trunks of USA society. But his crotch longs for love. When he spots the cheesily-gallivanting woman in the lord's Hornyville, he knows she is the one for him. But can he swing-ala-ding her from her catatonical father before it's too late?

Hahaha!

Red Garnier said...

Oh see? I couldn't NOT do this other one.

Hola, crazy editor:

I am an author, well-known throughout Looneyland for my totally-gross prose and ridiculous authorial voice. I know you will be unhappy to read my latest work, cavorting balls, a minus-thirty-five word novel about two ipods who fall in love and learn the horrible-disgusting secret of party, which is a subject near and dear to my heart.

I will be pissed to consider a million and zillion book deal, as well as a movie tie-in starring J.Lo and Brad Pitt. Attached you will find their headshots.

Please notify me of your acceptance within two weeks or I will be forced to chattering you incessantly.

furiously yours,

An Author

Anna said...

My favorite phrase:

...my latest work, Running Harp, a 427 word novel about two high heeled shoes who fall in love and learn the messy secret of mud wrestling, which is a subject near and dear to my heart.


Thanks for the trip down memory lane :)

ECPI Editors said...

Actually, anonymous, this blog isn't in any way aimed at or limited to erotic romance. It's for all genre fiction, because that's what we as editors work on. Yes, the bulk of our books are romances (erotic and mainstream), so a lot of our stories and examples will come from that genre. But we hope many of the articles are useful to writers in almost any genre.

Raelene

Andie said...

To my wobbly editor:

I was yodeling you about my latest novel, churning bunny, a 23 page chunky masterpiece about Roosevelt ’s involvement in the Queen's Jubilee. It has been 31 hours since your latest reply. Have you disappeared, fuzzy editor? Do you not love me anymore? Did you pant the moment you saw my ruby book arrive in your inbox?

I would be elated to give you 12 minutes to get back to this message, after which I will be forced to alert the FBI.

Yours,

An Author

Joanie said...

To my sweet editor:

I was yelling you about my latest novel, flipping hobo, a 85 page sweaty masterpiece about Dom Deluise ’s involvement in birthday party. It has been -9 hours since your latest reply. Have you disappeared, elegant editor? Do you not love me anymore? Did you bark the moment you saw my ginormous book arrive in your inbox?

I would be sad to give you 1/2 minutes to get back to this message, after which I will be forced to alert the INS.

Yours,

An Author

getitwritten_guy said...

Raelene,
Thanks for the clarification.
I'll certainly be looking for things that are useful in my own writing.

getitwritten_guy
(as anonymous 11-30-2007 4:11PM)