It Was A Dark and Stormy Night…

Edward Bulwer-Lytton is well-known as the namesake of an annual writing contest which celebrates overblown prose. However, he was a prolific and popular writer of his time, even coining several well-known phrases, including “The pen is mightier than the sword,” “the great unwashed,” and “the pursuit of the almighty dollar.” He was author of several poplar works which were said to finance his extravagant lifestyle, and he was even a member of Parliament. The infamous “dark and stormy night” was the opening line of his novel Paul Clifford. Have you ever considering entering the contest? It definitely takes a special kind of skill to win. You can find more info and the rules here – official deadline is April 15, but you’ve actually got until June 30 to enter. Share some of your best entries in our comments!

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