Tolstoy vs Dostoyevsky

They say that the novel is dead. I don’t think that’s true. However, I think it is acutely accurate that the novels which writers like Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky wrote won’t be written again. Charles Dickens, Marcel Proust, strong and distinctive voices...

Writing the Novel: The End in Mind

If your dream is to be a novelist then begin with the end in mind.And what is the end? It is this: the book in your hand, the book on the shelf. That is the end you are working towards. What else?Once you have that, no matter what happens to impede you, to slow you...