Monday, 19 November 2012

The Life of a Novel (REMOVED. Read post for details)

Writers often call their novels their babies. We nurse them into life before we set them free into the world, just like a person. The life of a novel is, when you think about it alot, much like that of a living person. It goes through stages, gradually developing more and more. Except unlike a person, a novel doesn’t die. Sure it can fade into the background of Amazon and delve into the depths of obscurity but it is always there. If someone wants to find it they can. Unless every single copy ever created is destroyed. Then it’s definitely dead. Really most sincerely dead (yes I just quoted Wizard of Oz, ‘cause that’s how I roll). But you probably don’t care about that. You’re probably wondering how much it is that I came to imagine the life of a novel and the life of a human being are in any way similar. Well, I’ll tell you.

A novel, goes through many stages;
Conception/ Birth
Troubled Teens
Middle age

Yes I’m ignoring death; in my mind novels never die despite what many may think.

Edit (23/12/2012): I've taken most of  this post down for now as I plan on working on this again in the New Year and then uploading it in more detail. I'm hoping to make it into a short series of small articles on the subject as I feel like I rushed it all and didn't really take the time to explain my thoughts properly. Plus it was really really boring... A link will be included to its new location once I've edited and rewritten it.

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