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Peter Wright

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781846310577

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.001.0001

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Wolfe's Irreproducible Truths about Novels

Wolfe's Irreproducible Truths about Novels

(p.206) 18 Wolfe's Irreproducible Truths about Novels
Shadows of the New Sun
Peter Wright
Liverpool University Press

With characteristic brevity, Wolfe provides the reader with succinct advice about the art of writing a novel. The advice ranges from the fallacy of waiting for inspiration to the importance of character to general guidance on selling novels to publishers. Wolfe stresses the importance of revision, intentional ambiguity, and the importance of surprising oneself.

Keywords:   Gene Wolfe, Writing, Novel, Publishing, Character, Theme, Revision

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