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The Craft of Fiction

“The reader of a novel–by which I mean the critical reader–is himself a novelist; he is the maker of a book which may or may not please his taste when it is finished, but of a book for which he must take his own share of the responsibility.”–Percy Lubbock

Earlier this year I mentioned several books on writing that I turn to when my writing isn’t going well.  As it happens, both of my current books are going fine –I have a firm publication date (Dec. 2) for The Nun’s Dowry, and have just passed the 36,000 word mark in Juvenal’s Lament–but I’ve started reading The Craft of Fiction, by Percy Lubbock, anyway. Continue reading