Is it too long? Too short? Just right? Who’s to say? Let’s diagnose just how important word count really is when writing a story.
Frequently compared to Philipp Meyer’s The Son, Paul Howarth’s debut novel Only Killers and Thieves should be the next book on your reading list.
For readers, there’s a resilience about grit lit, a natural vigor that makes no excuses. But what is it about this grit that is so appealing to writers?
What began more than 100 years ago in a battle between major New York newspapermen now seems tailored to the digital age.
As the world goes digital, our obsession with studying metrics grows, whether it’s actually useful or not. But please, keep the metrics out of literature.
The clash of the literary giants. Ernest Hemingway vs. William Faulkner. The real question is, who won this epic showdown?