Friday, 25 March 2011

Morning Coffee Break

Darn! Apologies for tardiness. I thought it was still Thursday!



I'm pinching one from Musemuggers (an online writing /critique group) today:


    If your life were a book, how would the back cover blurb read? Is this book a novel, memoir, erotic graphic novel, autobiography, unauthorized biography, etc.?

14 comments:

Leatherdykeuk said...

"A Life Less Interesting."

This posthumous biography relates the life of Rachel Green from her first memory of her dad's motorcycle in Redditch, Worcestershire through a mediocre school life, art school and the desolate years of working for the Government to her life in a polyamorous leather household, and her path to eventual publication of her novels and poetry. Includes excepts of never-before-printed scenes from Lavestone and an examination into her subsequent disappearance and the failure of the police to discover any meaningful clues.

Graeme K Talboys said...

A transrealist novel that charts the journey of a terminally bewildered man into the maze of life and his encounters with an imaginary friend who slowly becomes more real than he.

Leatherdykeuk said...

love it Graeme :)

Denise said...

Nooo, don't vanish Rachel!

In her first book Denise describes how she was finally published at the age of 95. 'A self help guide to overcoming procrastination' gives you the tips you need to get on with it. Denise's 9 recently completed novels will be published this year.

Graeme K Talboys said...

I love this. I've come across a few false biographies in published books. Len Deighton did it a few times, and Mike Moorcock killed himself off in one of his books.

I suspect Rachel stepped sideways into another world. Not something the police are notorious for detecting.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Brilliant, Denise :)

Graeme -- Good call.
Look for me in Laverstone!

andewallscametumblindown said...

"Trying to be Normal" - an autobiographical novel.

Throughout her adult life, Miriam never stops trying to fulfil her dream. It takes a random status written on Facebook for her to realise not only (as she'd suspected) that the dream is unattainable but also that it's not really what she'd always craved. The question now is whether she'll be able to achieve her new goal.

andewallscametumblindown said...

Oops, I thought I deleted the word "autobiographical" and left it for someone to tell me what this type of novel is called.

I love all the other blurbs.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Um...That stumped me. What is autobiographical fiction called? Aren't the two mutually exclusive? If they are, you should write it anyway and coin the term yourself!

Marvellous! I'd buy it!

andewallscametumblindown said...

Wikipedia says, "An autobiographical novel is a novel based on the life of the author. The literary technique is distinguished from an autobiography or memoir by the stipulation of being fiction."

What I really meant to ask was: assuming it's totally fiction, what sort of novel would it be?

Captain Black said...

Apologies but I'm unable to provide a blurb. The product is still in development and not ready to market.

Leatherdykeuk said...

*laughs*

Good one, Cap'n.

Annieye said...

Annie always wondered if she was normal. If she was normal, then why, as a child, did she spend her pocket money on exercise books instead of 'Man from Uncle' collector cards?

Her recently published 'Tales of the Unelected' sheds a smidgeon of daylight into the murky world of local government officialdom, reflecting her working life as a guardian of the Council Chamber.

Leatherdykeuk said...

*chuckles*
Splendid. I remember 'man from UNCLE' but not the collectable cards.