Can you believe it? Only a few more days until October 1st. This year, to kick off the holiday season, I invite you to join me for a Halloween fable a day, along with lots of gift card drawings for those willing to critique my comedy writing skills. I’ve taken a break from writing The Courier series to learn the mechanics of making people laugh. Earlier this year I realized I’m a natural when it … Read more
Initially I had intended to review the movie Little Evil staring Adam Scott as the step father of the ‘little evil’ boy. Then I remembered Scott is a father in Krampus and is currently starring in one of my new favorite TV horror comedy series, Ghosted. I was first introduced to Scott as Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation, a show I’ve watched over and over during down times in life to lift my spirits. … Read more
Hey folks, welcome back to weekly entertainment reviews. Until whenever, I’ll be focusing on horror comedy, so join me for a few laughs. This week I’m reviewing Haunted House, staring Buster Keaton. Here’s what it’s about: “Buster is a bank clerk. Overturned glue gets everything, mostly the money, stuck to everything else. When robbers show up he can’t “stick ’em up” because his hands are stuck in his pockets. The robbers’ hideout is a haunted … Read more
Fans out there may have noticed I’ve changed my name. Why? Strictly related to advice about comedy writing, and that the name of the writer is telling. W. J. Howard sounds more like an accountant. In fact, if you look up W. J. Howard on Amazon, you’ll find another author who writes about math under the same name. Thinking back, the only reason I went with the initials was because I started writing many many … Read more
This week I’ve got a goody, at least in my opinion. I’m reviewing Night of the Living Deb. Here’s what it’s about: “After a girls’ night out, endearingly awkward Deb wakes up in the apartment of the most attractive guy in Portland, Maine. She’s thrilled, but she can’t remember much of what got her there. Pretty boy Ryan only knows it was a mistake and ushers her out the door… into a full-scale zombie apocalypse. … Read more
Part 9 of Warrant for Damnation is available to read on WattPad. This week Barry Learns a lesson about his father. Enjoy! Go to part 9 or start reading below.
Part 8 of Warrant for Damnation is available to read on WattPad. This week no one is happy to see Gita the Demon. Enjoy! Go to part 8 or start reading below. FREE today on AmazonBeware man-sized birds your first day working for Margery the Demonhttps://t.co/qts9TWNhAT#horror #comedy #goodvsEvil pic.twitter.com/gBKPwXm6Co — W. J. Howard (@by_wjhoward) January 13, 2017
Part 7 of Warrant for Damnation is available to read on WattPad. This week Barry makes another costly mistake that ends in a bloody mess, but maybe I’ve given up too much. Read and find out. Enjoy! Go to part 7 or start reading below.
After 4 days off of doing about nothing this week, I’ve been back editing the last few days. Am up to 19 hours, a few hours further than the challenge suggestion of 16.5. What did I do during my 4 days off, in between naps? Comedy therapy via Trailer Park Boys. I’m a little embarrassed to say I’ve sat through a little over 3 seasons since last Friday. But, hey, laughter is the best medicine, … Read more
I’m wondering where I can get one of these.
A quick thanks to Randall Stone for mentioning The Courier in his blog. Read about a bunch more stories and writers in Fabulous E-Books.
WHOO HOO!! The Courier has been selected as a FINALIST in the Textnovel Online Fiction Contest. You can still support The Courier by subscribing to the story and voting a thumbs up at http://www.textnovel.com/story_detail.php?story_id=864.
The Courier has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Textnovel Online Fiction Contest. Support The Courier by voting a thumbs up at http://www.textnovel.com/story_detail.php?story_id=864.
Button the Maltese began the morning ritual of yapping and waking neighbors when he saw Digger the Beagle poke his nose through a small rounded hole in the fence. Digger followed suit, baying back at his neighbor, but unlike most morning, the commotion abruptly stopped a few seconds later. The dogs’ owners didn’t care why the barking stopped. They were instead content with the silence until an hour later when Chang, Button’s owner, decided to … Read more
The Courier has moved to its own website at http://thecouriernovels.wordpress.com
I’ve started a Twitter novel at twitter.com/by_wjhoward. The novel is The Courier, and the entire story is also available here in the works section.
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I don’t normally watch the late night news, but happened to leave it on last night to find that a couple of robbers in Arvada are assured a 2008 Darwin Award. Then, of course, flipping through to Post this morning I happened upon the story again, Robbers fashion disguises from thongs. Found them pretty quickly on Digg, but no luck after a quick search on YouTube. I really have better thing to do this morning. … Read more