Saturday, September 15, 2012
Write a Novel
Write a novel in which the characters are painfully aware they are in a shitty novel and try constantly to escape from the book. Follow the characters as they migrate from novel to novel, some characters pursuing others into different books. Have lovers be terribly depressed when they rediscover each other in a new book, only to learn they are young brother and sister and so can no longer consummate their love. Or worse, they discover themselves in a book in which they must fight to the death. Have villains end up being cast as heros and heroines in different novels, and heroes and heroines end up as grungy minor characters to whom no reader would pay any serious attention. Have a character mistakenly enter a book that is "all photographs" and be rendered invisible.