Novel in a Year/Impact of Fame

April 14, 2006

Writing a Novel in a Year
Louise Doughty continues her quest to help readers of the
London Telegraph to write a novel in a year. “We are getting to the crunch now—perhaps I should have warned you it was coming. So far, it's been relatively easy, after all. The exercises we have been doing have all fallen roughly into the 'idea-generating' category, with clear guidelines about what you need to do.”

The Impact of Fame
“For a novelist, being selected for Richard and Judy's book club is a bit like being Adam on the Sistine Ceiling: touched by the finger of God. Suddenly life is breathed into your commercially moribund book. Instead of being invisible, it's everywhere, in tottering piles on bookstore front tables.” That's Geraldine Brooks's reaction in the
London Times essay to receiving the British Book Award for her historical novel March.

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