I met an editor once who asked me to sum up my novel in a one sentence statement. I was speechless. Had the question been posed to me after I joined Twitter, I might have made a quicker, more successful rejoinder, like this succinct summary of P&P:
Pride and Prejudice
janeausten: Woman meets man called Darcy who seems horrible. He turns out to be nice really. They get together.
Can you sum up Jane's other novels with equal brevity and wit?
Mansfield park: Family takes in Fanny, who is treated like a lackey. Male cousin is nice to F, but he lusts after Mary, a hot babe. After she shows her true colors, he settles for Fanny.
Persuasion: Anne was too young and Captain Wentworth too poor once. They meet again and it can't but be love now she's wiser and he's richer!
Sense and Sensibility: Two sisters that love each other but have nothing in common. They both get their hearts broken and they both find love. All ends well.
Becca, i don't think he SETTLED for Fanny, he just saw that he was blind in love for Mary and he really loved Fanny.
Emma: beautiful and selfish girl who thinks she knows everything, finds true love only when she accepts her ignorance
Northanger Abbey: silly novel-loving girl stays at her crush's old abbey residence and lets her imagination run away from her. She's too poor to please his father, but he marries her anyway.
I can't think of any other good ones but here's mine:
Pride & Prejudice: Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy: "I hate you, I love you, I hate you, I love you." The End.
I am the dinosaur of this group for sure...kudos to all of you for tweeting so well on the plots of the books.
Like most things in my life, I prefer the long version, EXCEPT when it comes to cleaning, cooking or baking something AND reading Moby Dick... LOL
Vic, no Twitter thoughts from me - I just want to hear about your NOVEL!
I'm impressed. I've been tweeting Persuasion chapter by chapter, with multiple tweets per chapter--and I've been finding that a mental challenge. But to tweet an entire novel in 140 characters? Never occurred to me!
What a wonderful series of tweets, everyone! I loved them all. Deb, my novel is unpublished, alas. But it did leave me with an intimate knowledge of Regency Period history.
Laurie, are your twitter discussions on your blog? Vic
Spoiled rich girl too busy playing matchmaker to realize guy friend is her own true love, but happily he's smarter than she is and proposes.
No. But I just rewrote Pride and Prejudice as if it took place on twitter.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.Nice Comment!
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