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The Novelist - a Review
Have you ever wanted to see inside the mind of a writer? The Novelist, written by L.L. Barkat, allows you inside the mind of Laura during her attempt to write a novel in just months. But what should she write about? After all, there is nothing new under the sun.
Laura is a huge fan of poetry. She usually writes at least one poem a day. And she loves tea. When the story begins, she has written one single page of a book. If only she could find her tea basket, maybe then she would know where to start.
She has been challenged by Megan, a Twitter friend and successful business woman, to write a novel by September. Megan is convinced that if your will to do something is strong enough, you will find a way to accomplish it.
Lauraís own life is so much different. Laura is a copywriter and poet. Write a novel? She has never even completed a short story. How is she supposed to write an entire book? Laura is learning to write fiction. Maybe along the way she can teach you as well.
Even though Laura really isnít sure she is up to this challenge, but she tells Megan she will. She is finding it almost impossible to get past the one page she has written so far. The page she has written is the last page of the book. It says ĎThe Endí. Will she ever write the story that comes before that page?
While trying to figure out what to write, Laura ponders the classics. What made these stories endure? She is amazed that Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein at such a young age. How did manage to write a book that would last down through the ages? Did she realize that what she was writing would become a classic? She ponders these and many other questions as she tries to figure out just what her book will be about. I can see anyone who is attempting to write their first book pondering these same questions.
This book is a work of fiction, but it leaves you wondering if the author has gone through what she is writing about. This isnít a book that will send chills up your spine or cause you to have nightmares. This is the story of a lady trying to find her place in the world of writing. Through her confusing love life, her at times traumatic family life, and her own insecurities, is there a place for what she has to say in this world?
If you are a writer struggling to find your place in the literary world, this book may be just what you are looking for. It will teach you about writing, not the way a textbook does, but while telling you a story. In my opinion, that is the perfect kind of book to learn from.
I was sent a copy of this book free of charge by the author in exchange for an honest review. If you would like a copy of this book for your own reading pleasure, I have provided an Amazon link below for your convenience.
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