Humour Yourselves With The Worst Imaginary Novels Where People Compete to Write the Worst Sentences
If you’re searching for a different form of storytelling just to break the regular monotonous tasks, gain new perspectives and explore unique architecture of the english language, then you’ve come to the right place. If you’re just simply bored, this is a good place to hang out as well. There may be more similar contests out there but there are basically 2 very main toungue-in-cheek contests that take place annually and in which entrants are invited to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels. They’re the The Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest and The Lyttle Lytton Contest. These are sentences that are deliberately and imaginatively written to be as bad as possible within the worst ever novel in the universe. To make it better, the grand prize winner will receive a cash prize and be crowned as the annual champion. Submissions may also consist of actual lines taken from actual novels, frequently taken from very old novels from the 19th century.
Submissions are subject to certain rules though such as word and character limitations to reduce lengthy sentences. We’ve listed down 30 samples below for you to warmup and to prepare yourselves before making the visit to the actual sites. Try not only to read though, submit your own creative ideas and try and see how far it goes. You never know, you may be crowned as this year’s winner and win some cash! Go crazy and think of the worst opening lines that you can think of, have fun and enjoy the innocent humor in these contests.
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