How Do Novelists Dare Do What They Do?

Dominic Utton

Dominic Utton

Novelists are often asked: How do you write? Dominic Utton thinks the question should be: why do you write? Writing a novel takes an awful lot of effort – ask anyone who’s ever actually typed 100,000 words next to each other and they’ll tell you that… but to then put those words in an order that not only makes grammatical sense but also contains structure, character, plot, suspense, surprise, pathos, bathos, comedy, tragedy AND some kind of insight into the human condition… Read more here

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