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CaptainFelix1368
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Post by CaptainFelix1368 » April 24th, 2017, 6:12 pm

I have wanted to author a parody of Dune by Frank Herbert, but I'm a bit scared at the magnitude of this project. I've heard it only takes about 2 years to write an fictitious book, give or take 3 to 6 months. As far as I know, writing a parody on any literature is legal in Australia, but I'm not so sure about the law in the US. I've read Dune about a dozen times so I'm fairly confident in my ability to pull it off. Even though several friends mentioned that it's better to start with something a bit smaller, like a short-story, several short-stories in one novel or even a book specifically themed for prose, poems, limericks etc. If there's any constructive advice out there (& I mean constructive!), let me know as I don't want to start off too big & die of frustration!
Theo van Mierlo

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Post by VfkaBT » April 24th, 2017, 7:00 pm

Not to burst your bubble pal, but it's been done:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Lampoon%27s_Doon
by Ellis Weiner, 1984
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