100 Ways To Write Badly Well
This is a terrible book. It’s full of mixed metaphors, unbelievable plot twists, contradictory adjectives and characters so two-dimensional that you can’t see them side-on. In fact, despite some pretty stiff competition from the fiction bestseller lists, it may be the worst book ever.
In 100 carefully-honed examples of literary failure, Joel Stickley (Who Writes This Crap?) follows his own terrible advice and takes you on a guided tour of the slushpile. The results are hilarious, surreal and painfully familiar.
Joel Stickley is the Poet Laureate for Lincolnshire and the author of the hit blog How To Write Badly Well. His work has been published by Penguin, Hamish Hamilton and Pan Macmillan, as well as appearing on BBC One, BBC Radio 4 and Channel 4. With long-time collaborator Luke Wright, he co-wrote the animated film Crash! Bang! Wallow! which won the NFBC Short Film Award at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. The pair also teamed up to produce the book Who Writes This Crap? which the Guardian called “an inspired piece of parody.”
100 Ways To Write Badly Well by Joel Stickley
2012, Nasty Little Press
144pp | £10