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Start your day with a dose of wit you won’t find anywhere else.

When I’m not writing and publishing novels, I post puns on social media. I get more likes and followers with #wordplay than any other kind of post. Which leads me to believe there are others out there whose minds appreciate and perhaps even crave puns.

To appease this underground — punderground? — faction, I’m creating a page-a-day calendar featuring my off-the-beaten-path brand of wordplay.

The Pun-a-Day Calendar chronicles several years’ worth of wordplay. These are original creations. If you’ve heard it before, you won’t find it in my calendar (unless you’re already following me on Twitter, of course). Topics cover all manner of miscellany, from food and folk songs to comic books and the Bible.

A few free samples:

  • I won’t eat beef on an airplane. The steaks are just too high.
  • I don’t usually use suspenders to keep my pants up, but I’m willing to give it a crack.
  • On second thought “take a gander” was poor wording for the petting zoo sign.

Now the strange thoughts that pop into my head on any given day can be a part of your day!

Meet the mind behind the madness.

David Michael Williams
David Michael Williams

“You think too much.”

“You’re weird but in a good way.”

“Nice hat!”

All of the above has been said about me. No matter what project I’m pursuing, at the end of the day, I’m a storyteller who loves the English language because it provides the tools I need to bring my ideas to life.

I’ve been blessed to be able to make a living with my writing.

I have a background in journalism, public relations, and marketing. I’m currently a content specialist at a growing Midwestern marketing agency. As far as fiction goes, I’ve written a few short stories in the speculative fiction genre, co-wrote a children’s chapter book, penned four fantasy novels, and am in the process of finishing the third book in a sci-fi series called The Soul Sleep Cycle.

In 2016, I formed an indie publishing company called One Million Words and published The Renegade Chronicles, my sword-and-sorcery fantasy series comprised of Rebels and Fools, Heroes and Liars, and Martyrs and Monsters.

More about my fiction here: https://david-michael-williams.com

Risks and challenges

This is the first page-a-day calendar I have produced. However, having worked in marketing for the past 10 years, I have copious experience in copywriting, editing/proofing, project management, and vendor management for print projects.

Although One Million Words has never published a calendar, it has produced several books, including paperbacks. The fact that I edited and published three of my novels in multiple formats in the span of seven months suggests I should have no difficulty preparing and publishing a single calendar.

While I have the majority of the puns created and vetted for this project, a shortfall remains at the start of the campaign. As a former journalist, current marketer, and independent publisher, I am well acquainted with working on deadline.

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    No calendar for you, but enjoy one of my e-books as a thank you. Your contribution supports my dream of filling the world with tons of puns!

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    Puns for days! (365, to be exact)

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    Come for the puns. Stay for the sword-and-sorcery!

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