The WORST Opening Sentences!


Did you know that there is actually a world-wide contest for the worst writing in literature?  Every year the Bulwer-Lytton Prize  (named after novelist/playwright  Edward George Bulwer-Lytton’s famous “it was a dark and stormy night...” ) is awarded by the English Department at San Jose University.  People are encouraged to submit an opening sentence for the “worst of all possible novels.”   
Having discovered this absolute gem of atrocious writing, we decided to share with you our Top 20 picks of winning entries from the past few years.  While not even close to capturing the breadth or horridly inspired whole, we hope it gives you a grin and maybe even send you off to investigate more.

Read the entire article in the November issue of InD'Tale magazine.

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