Nowadays, novels are written in just about every corner of the planet. But that wasn’t always the case. Just how old is the novel, anyway? And is there something that all novels have in common, regardless of when and where they were written?
There’s clearly a difference between a short story and a chapter of a novel. But what, exactly, is it?
Literary fiction breaks many of the rules of conventional novel writing. But are there some rules that can’t be broken?
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.
Could I market this book as the shortest novel ever written? Maybe. Here’s how.
Are children’s chapter stories and YA fiction books real novels?
Are graphic novels really novels? If not, what are they?