In September 2009, author Dan Brown published his fifth novel, 'The Lost Symbol.' Its protagonist, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, has appeared in two other of Brown’s novels. Early reports are that the thriller has much of the stuff that made 'The Da Vinci Code' a huge success.
The new novel takes place in Washington, D.C. but Brown’s other novels have tackled the Vatican’s mysteries in Rome, Paris, and London.
Slate Magazine has provided an online plot generator for those who just can’t wait for the next real book. Under the working title 'The Hallowed Glyph,' online users can input some basic information and the generator with serve up a mini-plot for instant gratification.
Rival 'The Da Vinci Code' with Your Own Thrilling Sequel
1. Online Plot Generators - Opportunity for creating interactive tools that generate personalized storylines, allowing users to engage in instant gratification.
2. Virtual Writing Assistants - Development of AI-powered writing tools that provide suggestions and generate plot ideas, enhancing the creativity and productivity of writers.
3. Crowdsourced Storytelling - Platforms that harness the collective creativity of online communities, enabling collaborative storytelling and shared writing experiences.
1. Publishing - Disruptive innovation opportunity lies in integrating online plot generators into the publishing industry, allowing for user-generated content and personalized storytelling experiences.
2. Technology - There is an opportunity for the development of virtual writing assistants that utilize AI and natural language processing to enhance the writing process for authors and content creators.
3. Social Media - Opportunity for social media platforms to leverage crowdsourced storytelling, creating a new form of interactive and engaging content for users.