How to Write A Novel

I read every book ever published that was supposed to teach this arcane stuff

I am currently of the opinion that you have to write a novel to understand how to write a novel. Now these books make sense to me. I have this feeling that trying to teach the novel is like trying to teach somebody how to sit in a tent at the top of the Matterhorn. It makes no sense unless you have been there. I will keep trying to clarify this idea in these entries.

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