the big bang theory of fiction

The “Muppet Morsels” glosses on my DVDs of The Muppet Show are sometimes only loosely related to the episode, so it’s hard to remember where this one came from.

I paraphrase: “every skit ends with either an explosion or a digestion.”

I.e., something blows up, or somebody gets eaten.

This could be generally applicable to all fiction.

Boom! Nom nom nom.

Books would be a lot more fun if it was literal.

Elizabeth and Darcy marry–and a giant sheep eats Lady Catherine De Burgh!

Moby Dick explodes!

David Copperfield turns into a zombie and eats everyone!

Your suggestions?

Happy Friday!

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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2 Responses to the big bang theory of fiction

  1. charleneteglia says:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Then it exploded.

    Must see if I can work more booms and noms into this book. Clearly this is what I am missing!

  2. Victoria Janssen says:

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Then it exploded.

    Then they ate it. The end. *heh*

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