‘How to Write a Really Rotten Novel’ (2015)

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How to Write a Really Rotten Novel

It’s not everyone who can produce a really rotten novel. Indeed, it’s a gift. But if you’re shooting for sheer unreadability, these few pointers will surely get you started. And it’s no use complaining that certain individuals have gotten rich and famous by writing pure dreck.

Now I wonder–who could we say is (or was) the Cervantes of the truly rotten novel? Any suggestions?

6 comments on “‘How to Write a Really Rotten Novel’ (2015)

  1. Perhaps the worst book I ever read was “The Religion War” by Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert. Now I actually respect Adams, he’s a capable observer of human nature, and understands much of what is happening today. However, his protagonist was actually called The Avatar and was capable of some incredible extra-sensory feats. Basically, he was the personification of logic and so gifted therein that he used it like an additional sense. Nothing against Adams, but that book reeked.

  2. I don’t consider myself a writer, but I like to write about things I know sometimes. Mainly politics and religion. But writing fiction is a whole other animal. I wouldn’t even know where to begin.

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