There are numerous articles on “writerly jealousy,” as a simple search via your browser will reveal. This post is to be yet another. However, I feel I need to begin by clarifying that, by definition, it cannot be referred to as jealousy – it is envy. Continue reading “Writer Envy (or Man, I Wish I’d Written That!)”
Like my last post, this one was inspired by a movie I recently watched. I’ll get to what movie that was in moment. First, I’d like to go on a bit about what I understand of literature. Specifically, the literary genre. Continue reading “Once…or Twice”
It should be no secret how I feel about books within a series. As soon as I see the likes of “Book One of the Ice Dragon Series” or “Troll Hunters #17” in a novel’s title, I quickly move on to something else. The reason for this aversion? There’s a couple, actually:
With every generation, life gets exponentially faster.
By definition, it is impossible for there to be one single novel that could be considered The Great American Novel. Such a book is considered one of high literary merit that shows the culture and ideology of our country in a specific place and time. A single novel that encompasses the entirety of American life could never stop being written, because our perspective is forever changing. Continue reading “The/A Great American Novel”