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  • DL is directly responsible for the open-ended Forgotten Realms that was initially conceived changing into the novel-writer mecca it is now.

    How Dragonlance Ruined Everything

  • The franchise-writer isn't at odds with the novel-writer - you can still tell a good story without upheaving everything.

    That Feeling of Flying Through The Night

  • The goal of the novel-writer is to spin a tale that rings true.

    That Feeling of Flying Through The Night

  • The novel-writer who sticks to novel-writing as his profession will certainly find that this burden of length is incumbent on him.

    An Autobiography

  • The novel-writer in constructing his dialogue must so steer between absolute accuracy of language — which would give to his conversation an air of pedantry, and the slovenly inaccuracy of ordinary talkers, which if closely followed would offend by an appearance of grimace — as to produce upon the ear of his readers a sense of reality.

    An Autobiography

  • He may be a man of a grave profession, to whom the reputation of being a novel-writer might be prejudicial; or he may be a man of fashion, to whom writing of any kind might appear pedantic.


  • His qualities as a novel-writer are rapidity of narrative, variety of incident, ease of style, graphic description, and an exquisite eye for the humours, peculiarities, and absurdities of character and life.


  • She uses her candid, heart-to-heart narrative voice along with her novel-writer descriptive skills to show readers how good we have it: "Life is made up of moments, small pieces of mica in a long stretch of glittering gray cement."

    A Short Guide To A Happy Life: Summary and book reviews of A Short Guide To A Happy Life by Anna Quindlen.

  • I turned novel-writer afterwards, and never so much as dreamt of giving Tommy a place in my pages.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction

  • George Smollett came from the hands of his friend and companion, the celebrated Dr. Moore, himself a novel-writer of no mean fame.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 20, June, 1859


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