Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Amazingness




I found it here

I think we might need a contest along these lines, don't you?

26 comments:

EDL said...

Yes! Extreme awesomeness.

Sarah W said...

Ms. Mafi is nothing short of brilliant.

I would love to try that, though all I can see from where I'm currently sitting is a tall stack of my MILs Harlequin romances. They're creating a somewhat . . . earthier poem.

Laurel said...

If you have a contest along those lines I concede because I cannot approach the opposing shores of that level of awesome.

Kristin Laughtin said...

Oh, definitely! It'd be even cooler if the titles had to be books that you own.

WritersBlockNZ said...

Wow that is incredible.

A. Grey said...

Most definitely!

Josin L. McQuein said...

Yay! Always in favor of contests!


So what shall it be?

Write a poem using only the titles of the Sharky One's clients' books?

or

Describe your WIP using only the titles of published novels?

or

Predict the next "it" creature (vampthingy, merthingy, werethingy) and write a dedicated ode using existing titles about said thingy?

or

Ode to the QueryShark... using only oceanic titles?

Jean Reidy said...

Love this! More please.

Julie Geistfeld said...

Love it! Thanks for reposting!

justwritecat said...

CONTEST! CONTEST! CONTEST! (to the chant of Toga, Toga, Toga)

Anne-Marie said...

Yes, what a great idea, and I like the caveat of using one's own books, but as my free time is vanishing INTO THIN AIR until I get all my parent-teacher interviews done on Friday, can I BEG FOR MERCY?

As Roger Rabbit used to say, P..P...Please.

xx
AM

Becca said...

I would definitely have to try that.

Rane Anderson said...

@ Josin
I like all of of your suggestions!

Margaret Yang said...

Ms. Mafi is made of win.

Cherie Reich said...

That's brilliant! Love it!

Debra L. Schubert said...

So disappointed. When I read the title of this post I thought it was about me. (I also believe in unicorns and that Sarah Palin is super-smart.)

Oh, and the poem? Like you, it's awesomely awesome.

Jewels said...

Love it!

Naomi Ruth said...

That was fantastic! :D

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

Composing something from our own books would not only be original, but it would also be a personal tribute to the authors we love. Great idea.

Christina Auret said...

The moment I saw this I looked at my book shelf.

The Georgette Heyer books almost make a poem as they stand and the fantasy and crime shelves are not far behind.

I never noticed. Thanks for showing me.

Josin L. McQuein said...

I have to leave another comment:

If you do a contest, please don't make it books we own. Some of us only "own" what we can borrow from friends, what's in the local library or what's available through Project Gutenberg.

Tahereh said...

<3333

YOU are amazingness.

Elisabeth Black said...

That is exceptional.

Joyce Shor Johnson said...

Sounds like fun, count me it!

Rivka said...

I would love to try this!!! First thing after I get home from work tomorrow I'm going to start rummaging through my book shelves!!

Caroline said...

Yes, something like that would be a great contest.