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A guide to what makes hoaxes, memes and fake news spread
Listeners are abandoning radio and advertisers are steadily dropping out. But they’re not the biggest threats. It’s something a lot simpler.
When it comes to genre fiction, novel length is not an artistic choice. Why is this the case? Who decides how short is too short for a novel?
If memory is unreliable, is there really any difference between a novel and a memoir? The answer is more complicated than you might think.
You will say that I am mad—for who but a madman could devise so remarkable a species of vengeance, marked by such intricate dissimulation, such exquisite cunning?
This is one of the easiest: “On Monday, I sold 3/7 of my pears; on Tuesday, I sold 16 more than 1/2 of the remainder, and had 20 pears left. How many had I at first?”
Could I market this book as the shortest novel ever written? Maybe. Here’s how.