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?