We Three Writers – A Very Writerly Christmas!

Hello, readers! So I won’t be posting anything tomorrow (because Christmas, duh), and I’m too caught up in festivities to do anything serious today, so I thought I’d have a little fun and ‘tweak’ a classic Christmas carol. Enjoy!

We Three Writers (a parody of We Three Kings)

by Nate Philbrick 

We three writers desperate are

Just two cups of coffee so far

Passive voices, poor word choices

Everything’s under par

** ** **

O what a typo, what a blight!

Surely this the writer’s plight

Red pen bleeding, still proofreading

Yet another sleepless night

** ** **

Weak constructions causing me pain

Start the chapter over again

Draft forever, published never

When did I go insane?

** ** **

O what a typo, what a blight!

Surely this the writer’s plight

Red pen bleeding, still proofreading

Yet another sleepless night

** ** **

Half a book to finish have I

Novel pages piled so high

Adverb-razing, line-rephrasing

Twenty loose ends to tie

** ** **

O what a typo, what a blight!

Surely this the writer’s plight

Red pen bleeding, still proofreading

Yet another sleepless night

Merry Christmas, everybody! See you all after the holiday!

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