Do you need a little writing-oriented chuckle? Check this out:
Since 1982 the English Department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a whimsical literary competition that challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.
The winners are posted here: http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/2012win.html and are quite funny -- and well written for opening lines to bad novels!
Thank you, Shutta Crum, who always enjoys a good laugh (http://blog.shutta.com/), for bringing this to our attention.
Carrie Pearson is a children's book author and creator-cheerleader.