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?
Is word count really the best way to separate novels from short stories? If so, there’s a big problem here that nobody’s been able to solve.
I’ve put together a list of extremely short books that claim to be novels. But are they really? What’s the difference between a short story, a novella, and a novel?