It was a dark and stormy night, the beer fell down our throats in torrents, except when we missed our mouths and soiled our trousers. 

Today, we cover what is considered to be the worst opening line to a novel in all of human history. But don’t take our word for it. There’s a whole contest dedicated to it! We discuss why the opening sentence is bad, then read a bunch of winners and losers from the 2019 Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest.

You can check out the contest at https://www.bulwer-lytton.com/

#76: Terrible Writing Advice You Should Ignore Drunken Pen Writing Podcast

This is a wonderful episode! We start off by discussing the problems with the introductions at the beginning of books. Then we get into a list of terrible writing advice and why we think the tips are so terrible. We also talk about certain Twitter writing drama, the Nobel Prize in Literature, and even briefly discuss the history of language in modern Japan and how it and their culture correlates to a specific writing style. If you want to check out our fiction, head on over to http://www.drunkenpenwriting.com You can also follow us on Twitter @drunkpenwriting On Instagram @drunkenpenwriting And like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/drunkenpenwriting
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