Whilst grading many an essay on the classic British novel, Lord of the Flies, I ran across plenty of typos entitling the book Lord of the Files. My friends and I had fun coming up with various scenarios in which such a title would work. The result? We decided it should be a punk rock musical about working in an office. That got me thinking…What new twists could be employed by taking the title of a classic novel and, thanks to a typo, creating a whole new work? Your new book could be a musical, a movie, another novel of a different genre (Catcher in the Eye becomes an upbeat sports memoir, rather than an angsty teen novel), or a music album.
So go ahead — make a few typos of classic novels and see what works best for you. Give us the old and new title, and your best pitch to sell this new twist to the studios (or publishers or…you get it). Be sure to give a summary of your new work, the genre, the medium, and of course — the new title!
Due Sunday 5/17/15