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  NOVEL: a month of flux factory
NOVEL takes the isolation of the writer to a rather extreme conclusion in order to investigate what will be produced under those conditions.
NOVEL combines the private and public aspects of writing in a striking way.
The goal for NOVEL is to facilitate the production of quality fiction and explore the act of writing itself as a performance, installation, and kinetic, living sculpture.
www.fluxfactory.org /projects/novel.htm   (1135 words)

 Novel House Inn HomePage
The Novel House Inn offers 10 unique guest rooms, each decorated in the style of a famous author with private bath, phone, TV, DVD players, wireless internet access and great views.
The Novel House Inn is conveniently located in the heart of picturesque Zion Canyon.
Novel House Inn, 73 Paradise Road, Springdale, Utah P.O. Box 188, Springdale, UT 84767-0188
www.novelhouse.com   (204 words)

 NPR : Novel Ideas
November 27, 2006 · Lewis Buzbee is the author of the novel, Fliegelman's Desire, as well as a collection of short stories and a nonfiction book.
She teaches a fiction workshop at the University of San Francisco and is working on her second novel.
We asked fiction writers to explain the essence of creating a novel, from how they write to their approach to writer's block.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6484932   (790 words)

 How to write a novel in 100 days or less
It is not easy to write a novel, not when you have a full time job, family, and responsibilities, but it can be done.
Most writers, in fact, have had to carry on two lives while they wrote their novel.
What follows is your daily log — each day may have words of encouragement, advice, or wisdom or a task for you to do to get your book written.
www.peacecorpswriters.org /pages/depts/resources/resour_writers/100daysbook/bk100da.html   (676 words)

 The 3-Day Novel Contest
Here's the short story: read the rules, register for the contest by August 31, make a few outline notes (if you wish) and then write an entire novel over the three days of the Labour Day long weekend.
We'll announce the best novels in January, hand out some prizes, and send a fancy certificate to everyone who delivered a novel.
Use the links to your left for rules, registration information, frequently asked questions and details on where to find fabulous winning 3-Day Novels from past contests.
www.3daynovel.com   (349 words)

 Novel Writing
While this is a screenwriting book, it is a great (but dense) work on plot, and a recommended read for all novelists.
This article, the second of a three part series, discusses how to keep your novel interesting from beginning to end.
This article, the first of a three part series, discusses the beginning of your novel from the opening hook to the first few chapters.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/novel_writing   (324 words)

  Backstory: Write a book in 30 days? What a novel idea. | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
PECKING AT KEYS: Christee Gabour Atwood wears a chicken suit while writing a novel at a bookstore in Baton Rouge, La. She was part of a project to write 50,000 words in one month.
The orange beak jostling against her ankle is a giveaway, too - the lady who calls herself "The Rubber Chicken" is on the premises, prepared for battle with a keyboard.
Back then, she wanted to write a romance novel, but now she thinks she'd write about the plight of the world.
www.csmonitor.com /2006/1208/p20s01-bogn.html   (1470 words)

  Novel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The new genre also adopted the name novel: this new novel was a work of new epic proportions, with the effect that the English (and Spanish) eventually needed a new word for the original short "novel": The term novella was created to fill the gap in English; "short story" brought a further refinement.
The story was firmly a "novel" and not a "romance": a story of unparalleled female virtue, with a heroine who had had the chance to risk an illicit amour and not only withstood the temptation but made herself more unhappy by confessing her feelings to her husband.
The Anthology and the Rise of the Novel: From Richardson to George Eliot.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Novel   (7169 words)

 Novel - LoveToKnow 1911
The plain and direct purpose of the novel is to amuse by a succession of scenes painted from nature, and by a thread of emotional narrative.
But the novel adapts itself to so large a range of readers, and covers so vast a ground in the imitation of life, that it is the unique branch of literature which may be cultivated without any real distinction or skill, and yet for the moment may exercise a powerful purpose.
Of the novels of Giovanni Brevio (1480?- 1;.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Novel   (6014 words)

 novel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Thus, the modern novel is rooted in two traditions, the mimetic and the fantastic, or the realistic and the romantic.
The novel became the dominant form of Western literature in the 19th cent., which produced many works that are considered milestones in the development of the form.
These novels are not only masterpieces of realism but also—in their carefully crafted form, experimental point of view, and superb style—supreme examples of the novel as a literary genre.
www.bartleby.com /65/no/novel.html   (2910 words)

 Novel - MSN Encarta
Because novels are long—generally 200 pages or more—novelists can tell more richly detailed tales than can authors of briefer literary forms such as the short story.
For example, writers can produce novels that have the tension of a drama, the scope of an epic poem, the type of commentary found in an essay, and the imagery and rhythm of a lyric poem.
Like the people in the Bible, the novel’s characters may search for God and have their own particular dreams and ideals, but unlike many biblical characters, the characters in novels are generally presented as people without spiritual missions and destinies.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761560384   (1397 words)

 The War of the Worlds (novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wells, is an early science fiction novel (or novella) which describes an invasion of England by aliens from Mars.
Ten Martian landings are mentioned in the novel commencing in June "early in the twentieth century":
The novel challenges this perspective by depicting the Martian invasion as unjust, regardless of the Martian technological superiority.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_War_of_the_Worlds_(novel)   (2462 words)

 The Novel
The novel is differentiated from its predecessors by its internal cohesion, its emphasis on a tightly orchestrated plot and action, its realistic portrayal of characters and situations, and its eschewing of overtly allegorical elements.
The novel thus has its genesis in the attempt to regulate writing, to propose a correct and decorous means of taming the potential dangers of the written word.
The novel's hegemony has recently been questioned by John Barth, who announced the death of the novel, and its "demise" has inspired the writers of the new novel, the post modern novel and hypertext fiction.
elab.eserver.org /hfl0252.html   (378 words)

 Novel page
To some degree, this focus on the novel reflects a general shift of attention within literary studies away from poetry towards narrative, but we can further attribute the novel's predominance in postcolonial studies to three factors: the representational nature of the novel, its heteroglossic structure, and the function of the chronotope in the novel.
The representational power of the novel, its ability to give voice to a people in the assertion of their identity and their history, is of primary importance to postcolonial writers and scholars.
Studies of the novel as chronotope, another term coined by Bakhtin, have perhaps not been as important in the field as those focusing on issues of representation, identity, and heteroglossia, but it is an issue of large importance, especially in the work of more postmodern novelists like Salman Rushdie and critics like Homi Bhabha.
www.english.emory.edu /Bahri/Novel.html   (719 words)

 The UVic Writer's Guide: Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The novel is a long fictional narrative written in prose, which arose in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries and overtook verse narratives in popularity, eventually replacing them.
Novels can take any of the generic forms (epic, tragedy, comedy, romance, and satire), but there are two main types: the novel proper and the prose romance.
Other types of novel include: the social novel, in which the protagonist's difficulties arise from the social context (Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath [1939]); and the historical novel, in which a historical setting is treated in a detailed and realistic manner (Tolstoy's War and Peace [1869]).
web.uvic.ca /wguide/Pages/LTNovel.html   (214 words)

 novel - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
NOVEL [novel] in modern literary usage, a sustained work of prose fiction a volume or more in length.
The term novel is derived from novella, Italian for a compact, realistic, often ribald prose tale popular in the Renaissance and best exemplified by the stories in Giovanni Boccaccio's Decameron (1348-53).
The historical novel embraces not only the event-filled romances of Scott, Cooper, and Kenneth Roberts, but also works that strive to convey the essence of life in a certain time and place, such as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-22), about life in medieval Norway, and Mary Renault's Mask of Apollo (1966), set in ancient Greece.
www.highbeam.com /doc/1E1:novel/novel.html?refid=ip_hf   (2885 words)

 Notes on the beginning of the English novel
Novels differ from earlier narrative fiction in a certain freedom from stereotypes in plot, character, and names.
The people who exist and the things that transpire in novels are recognizable as behaving and occurring in believable human ways -- things happen in the fictional world according to laws that are essentially like those governing the everyday world.
Readers of novels "identify" or "empathize" with the heroes and heroines of novels, suggesting a greater closeness between readers and novel characters than between readers and characters in other fictional forms.
www.lit-arts.net /Behn/novel.htm   (1117 words)

 Anvil Press - 3 Day Novel Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The 3-Day Novel Contest originated in 1977 with Pulp Press (now Arsenal Pulp Press) of Vancouver, who administered the contest for a full 15 years.
By 1992 the editors, now somewhat older and somewhat weary of the formidable task presented by the 3-day novel contest were thinking of calling it quits.
The future of the 3-Day Novel Contest now rests in the hands of a dynamic group of writers and editors who are committed to taking the wooly beast another step forward.
www.anvilpress.com /3daynov/index.htm   (176 words)

 New York State Library: NOVEL Databases
NOVEL Databases is an electronic database access project that enables libraries across New York State to give their communities online access to the full text of hundreds of journals, newspapers and other references.
NOVEL Databases usage statistics are available for individual libraries, but the procedure for requesting them is different for each database.
The NOVEL Databases Program is supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.
www.nysl.nysed.gov /library/novel/database   (964 words)

 How to write a best selling fantasy novel.
For all this, the Enemy is completely dependant on some insignificant object such as a ring or a piece of rock for his power.
The important thing about an epic fantasy novel is that the reader must be exhausted at the end of it.
These are invariably sturdy, sullen and have livid scars, one eye missing, only one arm etc. Contrary to reality, the more injuries they bear, the greater their fighting skills.
members.ozemail.com.au /~imcfadyen/notthenet/fantasy.htm   (1672 words)

 Advice on Novel Writing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
If you get a kick out of romance novels, and you write one based on your own torrid love life which is quite different from most romances, your novel is still a comment on what you've read.
The query can be a quick way to tell whether your novel might be of interest to a particular publisher--without having to wait until some editor finds your manuscript deep within her slush pile.
Be able to tell the editor what makes this novel different from others in the genre: a twist in the plot, a new angle on the hero, an unusual setting.
www.steampunk.com /sfch/writing/ckilian   (15351 words)

In February 2003 Viz Communications released an English translation of Koushun Takami's novel, adapted by Yuji Oniki.
Prior to the release of the Viz novel, BR fan "Mink" did her fellow BR fans a great service by translating the first ten chapters of the novel.
If you want a taste of how good the BR novel is prior to buying the Viz publication, check it out.
www.battleroyalefilm.net /novel/index.html   (132 words)

 Amazon.com: Wonder Boys: A Novel: Books: Michael Chabon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Chabon's long-awaited follow-up to The Mysteries of Pittsburgh concerns the antics of a self-destructive middle-aged novelist who is suffering from a sustained case of writer's block.
He's overweight, about to be divorced for the third time, a stoner, and unable to complete a novel after tasting success.
It is a beautifully written novel that instills a sense of sympathy in the reader for Grady despite his irrationality in dealing with the obstacles he faces.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312140940?v=glance   (2361 words)

 Romance Novel Writing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Brenda Hiatt is the published author of twelve romance novels to date, and the recipient of B. Dalton Bookseller's award for Bestselling Harlequin Regency of 1993, and a finalist in the 1995 National Readers Choice Awards.
Her most recent novel, SHIP OF DREAMS, was published by HarperCollins in April, 2000.
In addition to teaching "Writing The Romance Novel" and "Selling the Romance Novel," Brenda has been the moderator of the weekly Novel Workshop on America Online for the past twelve years, fielding questions on every aspect of writing imaginable.
www.writerscollege.com /Catalogs/romancewriting.html   (309 words)

 The Petronian Society Ancient Novel Web Page
Ancient Narrative (AN) is first and foremost an electronic journal, in which selected articles will be discussed during a period of several months, before they will be revised by the authors and appear in a printed volume.
Gareth Schmeling) and the Groningen Colloquia on the Novel (eds.
The editors will also invite specialists for reviews, which will be published in the electronic journal and in the annual printed volume of AN.
www.chss.montclair.edu /classics/petron/PSNNOVEL.HTML   (365 words)

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