Writer Envy (or Man, I Wish I’d Written That!)

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!)”

The/A Great American Novel

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”