When you need a laugh — and who doesn’t? — head over to Susan’s Funny Stuff.

Susan’s Funny Stuff is the place to find all my new work. Humorous essays, satire, and the occasional rant. The kind of stuff you’d find in a book, but better.

Because how often can you add to a book? You can’t.

How often will you find new funny stuff on Susan’s Funny Stuff?

Twice a week I add a new piece to Susan’s Funny Stuff. Each one is short, which means they’re a quick read and a quick pick-me-up.

And who couldn’t use a quick pick-me-up?

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I hope you’ll subscribe and invite a friend to do so, too. We could all use a little more laughter, and Susan’s Funny Stuff is the place to get it!

Two other funny things I’ve written. I hope you’ll check them out!

Book cover of Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl by Susan McCorkindale

Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl is my first book. I’s packed with Susan’s Funny Stuff stuff!

Book cover of 500 Acres and No Place to Hide, a Book by Susan McCorkindale

500 Acres and No Place to Hide is my second book. It came out in 2011, a few months after my husband’s death. Although it was a sad time in my life, the book still contains a lot of Susan’s Funny Stuff type stuff.

Some notes about writing humor and humorous essays:

People ask me all the time if there are tricks to writing humor and humorous essays. Here’s what I tell them.

  • Read funny stuff by funny people: Dave Barry. Nora Ephron. Danny Pellegrino. Jessi Klein. Go on Amazon and search for “funny essays.” Buy what appeals to you and read, read, read. Then read it again and take notes, notes, notes.
  • Humor is about keeping it short and funny. If you can say something in ten words, try saying it in 5, then in 3.
  • Watch comedy shows and comedians. Listen for the “set up” and the “comeback.” Feel the timing. Humor is quick and clear. If it’s not clear, you’ll lose the audience and the reader.
  • If you get the chance to learn advertising copywriting, take it. If not, read print ads. They can help teach you brevity and some are just so clever.