Some say the first page of a novel is the most important and then there are others who say it is the first line. If you look back at the first line of what are considered literary classics you will find many great one liners and many not so great ones. [WpProQuiz 1] As writers […]
To be a success in the different areas of our lives one has to find balance. It seems Joyce Hinnefeld has. She currently resides in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where she divides her time being a mother, wife, writer and college professor; and still finds the energy to be physically active.
Magazine sales are down, newspaper sales are down, and book sales are down. Sure we all buy less in a recession and with the price of books. But the recession is not the only factor affecting book sales.
One of my favorite forms of literary fiction is the novella. Starting at approximately 19,000 words (and running as long 40,000 words) it gives the literary fiction reader a little more meat than a short story but requires less commitment than a full blown novel.
It would be remiss of me not to mention short stories as an extremely relevant and vital literary fiction form. This is not to say that all short stories are literary fiction because short stories carry their own genres like books do.