August 5th, 2009

Are you a writer? Then you will enjoy this book

It’s called How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely. Supposedly, the main character is looking back at his successful attempt to become what the title says.

He wants to become a famous novelist so he can humiliate his old girlfriend at her wedding. After perusing other bestselling books, he makes a list of rules. For example: Rule 4: Must include a murder..

He brainstorms a list of scenes, including, “Woman who says stuff that turns out to have extra meaning when it’s revealed she’s in a wheelchair.”

It’s funny, true, and a little scary. And if you write, you should read it.

Check out this list of bestseller ideas (you may need to scroll down a page) – I think some of them would actually work!



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