I know there is a lot of awesome memes being thrown around the internet to combat the seriousness of coronavirus and I wanted to add two articles to the mix. A former professor of mine passed along an article by Literary Hub that went and changed 10 opening lines to classic novels from across the ages. You can find the link to that article here.
I haven’t laughed this hard in a while. But wait! It gets better!
Just when you think they’re done, Lit Hub came out with a follow up article that went through the ending lines and things got 100 times better. You can find the link to that article here.
I hope you all have a good laugh at this and that it inspires you to come up with your own creative spins on your favorite classics. If you do try your hand at making up a new ending or begining, please share them in the comments below!
Here’s my suggestion to get you started:
Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland
Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister watching Youtube videos, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the accounting textbook her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversation in it, “and what is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?”
Before you go, don’t forget to tune in for our post on editorial calendars tomorrow night. It’s going to be a time and life-saver for you during this period of isolation and social distancing.
Stay safe, everyone, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with!
P.S.: Chandler Bolt, the guy behind the Self-Publihing School, is giving away his book Published for free. If you’d like to claim a copy, check out this page. It’ll take you from a blank page to published author in 90 days. There’s also a free workshop to go along with the book that you can sign up for.