Naked Came the Digital Stranger

January 14, 2014 in Blog by admin  |  No Comments

Back in 1969, a group of 24 prominent journalists poked fun at the poor writing of the then-current slate of best sellers. Using the pseudonym Penelope Ashe, each of the journalists scribbled an individual chapter, and, in their attempt to be intentionally inconsistent, often wrote without seeing what came before or after.

This literary hoax was penned as a deliberately terrible book with lots of sex and (naturally) became an instant best seller.

The digital publishing world has recently been getting into the act, catering online to frustrated writers. FanLit sites, such as Avon Romance, allow anyone with a keyboard to bring a story to life. One wonders…will history repeat itself?

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