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Why write a novel?

Javier Marías’ recent Threepenny Review post, ‘Seven Reasons Not to Write Novels and Only One Reason to Write Them,’ arrived in my Feedly list just as I was about to embark on the fourth major redraft of my novel. 560 more words

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Marías' Only Reason to Write a Novel

Seven Reasons Not to Write Novels and Only One Reason to Write Them

by Javier Marías

I can think of seven reasons not to write novels: 130 more words

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Seven Reasons Not to Write Novels and Only One Reason to Write Them

Another great post at Three Penny Review

by Javier Marías

I can think of seven reasons not to write novels:

First: There are too many novels and too many people writing them. 1,667 more words

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Book whiffs

Some updates, for those of you who didn’t see it on my Instagram (rexygoesrawr). I bought the hot pink roses when they came back in stock. 1,822 more words

Writing

Too many damn novels.

Books are booming, with hundreds of thousands published worldwide each year in various forms. It seems that everyone really does have a novel inside them – which is probably where it should stay, says Spain’s foremost living novelist, Javier Marias

Source: The Independent

Culture

Mainly On Not Writing a Novel

Many of us have the urge to write a novel, or even more than one. I’ve thought about writing one, but have never begun the process, for two reasons.  158 more words

Life

The Infatuations by Javier Marías, tr. by Margaret Jull Costa

When someone tells us something, it always seems like a fiction, because we don’t know the story at first hand and can’t be sure it happened, however much we are assured that the story is a true one, not an invention, but real.

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