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When I grow up I want to be a writer...

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When I grow up I want to be a writer...

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So I keep promising myself, every year when National Novel Writing Month comes around, that I'll actually put my nose to the grindstone and start actually writing a novel.
I'm curious which of these sounds a more interesting first novel.

Poll #219671 Novel

Which of these two concepts for a novel sounds more amusing to you?

A farcical rendition of Thomas Mallory's immortal work set in a trailer park, tenatively titled 'Mort and Arthur'
13(36.1%)
A picaresque a la Dangerous Liasons, featuring John Dee's magical theory, Shakespearean comedy's plot elements, and Romantic literature's style
23(63.9%)


UPDATE: the picaresque is still holding the lead on this one- and I'm suspecting that an original work would be easier to maintain tempo through rather than stumbling through writing 70,000 words + of a farce.
  • Anything that ends up making fun of John Dee is cool with me.
    • That'd be one of the least comedic elements.

      Think of it from the science fiction perspective on world-building: 'What if John Dee's magic actually worked?'
  • I can't choose, I want to read BOTH of these.
    • I COMPLETELY understand.

      One comes with buckling of swashes, and the other comes with a half-insane Vietnam vet named Merle, who knows voodoo.
      But I can only write one at a time!
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