Maidens Who Don’t Float

As a writer, I’m always thinking about new ways a story could be told.  What new techniques could be used?  What if it was in a different perspective? His? Hers? The cat’s? How could I relate a story that would be attention-grabbing for the reader?

Novels have grasped new types of communication and been written in emails and text messages.  I’ve wondered if a novel could be written using FaceBook posts.

Someone has already beaten me to it.  Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don’t Float: Classic Lit Signs on to Facebook  by Sarah Schmelling revisits a variety of the classics as FaceBook profiles and groups.  Interspersed are wall posts and quizzes featuring our favorite authors.  Jane Austen takes a quiz about which Jane Austen heroine she would be.  Ernest Hemingway takes a quiz comparing his manliness to others.  It’s awesome.  My friend loaned the book to me and I barely had it an hour before I added it to my Amazon cart.

What are some books that you can’t live without?

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  1. LOL Mine would all be romance!Gotta have my Johanna and Julia with some Sherrilyn Kenyon sprinkled into the mix. No matter where I go there is always a novel in my purse.Ophelia is one of my characters. In HS, I painted her floating in a river as my lit project. LOL Ok, so I was kinda dorky. 😉

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  2. I'm a big Julia Quinn and Julia London fan as well. Have you read any Tessa Dare? I really like hers as well. I just got a new purse that is big enough to put a book in. I finally gave in and got the "mom" purse. LOL.

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