My Favorite Image

As an aspiring novelist, the image below is a great source of inspiration. This is a photograph of George Orwell's original manuscript pages for 1984. Now, I regard 1984 as one of the finest pieces of literature of the last century. It is well written, exciting and deep and dark and prophetic. But look at… Continue reading My Favorite Image

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The World’s Best Novellas

The novella is the bastard child of the book world. Novellas the hushed-up offspring of novelist's one-night stands with typewriters. They are the awkward middle-child. Novellas are not long enough to be allowed into the novel club, and yet too long to be read in a single sitting. In paperback, they look flimsy and short… Continue reading The World’s Best Novellas