Tagged with novels

Writing Tips and Resources for Camp NaNoWriMo

Writing Tips and Resources for Camp NaNoWriMo

I’ve been meaning to do it for ages, but this year I finally made the commitment and signed up to try and write a novel, or at the very least get one started, in a month. Gulp. NaNoWriMo (the affectionate shorthand for National Novel Writing Month) offers a Camp version in July. The timing was perfect! … Continue reading

On Writing Novels…

“Writing novels is much the same. You gather up bones and make your gate, but no matter how wonderful the gate might be, that alone doesn’t make it a living breathing novel. A story is not something of this world. A real story requires a kind of magical baptism to link the world on this … Continue reading

On a Short History of Myth…

“The experience of reading a novel has certain qualities similar to mythology. It can be seen as a form of mediation. Readers have to live with a novel for days or even weeks. It projects them into another world, parallel to but apart from their ordinary lives. They know perfectly well that this fictional realm … Continue reading