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FWKelvin
07-29-2005, 03:00 AM
Youíve been given a one-year deadline and a $1 million signing bonus to write a 300-page novel. Itís the day before the deadline and youíve written one page. What are you going to tell your editor? Write an elaborate excuse thatís so clever and believable that it becomes the plot of your novel.

AdamH
08-08-2005, 12:43 AM
Mr. Editor,

I have written a novel of such groundbreaking proportions that it will redefine what is called a novel. The plot centres around this monk named HarJay who took a vow of silence to help him broaden his mind and be closer to the spiritual world. I have enclosed the entire manuscript as requested before the deadline.
If you notice, the first page serves as the introduction to this character before he takes his vow. The 299 pages that follows are blank to represent this character's vow and serves as symbolism to the reader to try to find within themselves what he is thinking about. This will cause a profound connection between HarJay and the reader on a spiritual plane. Yet it goes beyond and it opens up the reader to get in touch with their own spirit.
The blank pages serve as a dual purpose. As the reader pages through the emptiness, they may have an overwhelming urge to become a part of the story and write themselves in. That is why I would suggest including a pen with each book for the reader to use as he or she see fit.
The ending becomes satisfying for 100% of the world (something no other novel can claim) as it is up to the reader what happens to HarJay and, ultimately, themselves after they finish.
I believe this book has all the makings of a best seller. I have decided to call my experiment "Finding the Silence Within". What do you think?
If you feel that I need to rework it a bit, that would be fine but I would need more time considering the thought put into it up to this point. I would appreciate your feedback on this matter. Hope to here from you soon.

Sincerely,

The Maddwriter

PattiTheWicked
08-08-2005, 01:05 AM
If you notice, the first page serves as the introduction to this character before he takes his vow. The 299 pages that follows are blank to represent this character's vow and serves as symbolism to the reader to try to find within themselves what he is thinking about. This will cause a profound connection between HarJay and the reader on a spiritual plane. Yet it goes beyond and it opens up the reader to get in touch with their own spirit.
The blank pages serve as a dual purpose. As the reader pages through the emptiness, they may have an overwhelming urge to become a part of the story and write themselves in. That is why I would suggest including a pen with each book for the reader to use as he or she see fit.

You.

Totally.

Rock.

alaskamatt17
08-08-2005, 06:38 AM
You should send that idea to an agent. Seriously.

AdamH
08-08-2005, 06:17 PM
LOL. Actually, I thought it was such a ridiculous idea when I wrote it that I didn't take it seriously. But now that I reread it, I may just do that.

Yeshanu
08-09-2005, 02:23 AM
Actually, I hate to break the news, but such a book has actually been written. Only the final title was "Everything Men Know About Women." Really.



Youíve been given a one-year deadline and a $1 million signing bonus to write a 300-page novel. Itís the day before the deadline and youíve written one page. What are you going to tell your editor? Write an elaborate excuse thatís so clever and believable that it becomes the plot of your novel.


As for me, I'd probably start at six-thirty or so in the morning of D-Day minus one and have it in (via email) sometime just after midnight of D-Day plus one . That's the way I do all my assignments. (Time allotted includes research.)

Now, all I need is someone to offer me a million bucks for a 300 page novel they want in two days time.

AdamH
08-09-2005, 07:21 PM
Yeah, I saw that one too afterwards. Oh, well. It was a fun writing exercise anyway.

rowriter
08-17-2005, 10:01 AM
Excellent, Maddwriter! You got me rollin' over here! :ROFL:

Paint
08-20-2005, 01:31 AM
I saw a simular plot on tv. Seriously! The writer spirals into the depths of despair, loses everything. He faces the editor and cancels the book deal. He then hits the streets, becomes homeless. Ultimately he gets a job at a homeless shelter. Writes a best seller about his experiences as a homeless person.Lemonade from lemons.