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Laugh and Learn to Write Fiction


There’s a new book on the street. (And in the pink limo.) The Novelist, a novella that will teach you how to write fiction, even as you get lost in a story of one big challenge, an elusive cup of tea, and a ruminating poet’s attempt to break free.

“Hilarious protagonist,” says one reader.

Says another, “Barkat seamlessly weaves a compelling plot with alluring poetry, truth with fiction, and even profound micro-studies in relationships and the writing craft.”

“One of those rare books you’ll finish but leave on the nightstand,” notes author Darrelyn Saloom.

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10 Comments so far

  1. Love this.

    The photo-artist is a genius.

    So is the author. :)

  2. Looks like that one is growing from the tree.
    I’ll plant a tree like that. :)

  3. davis says:

    congratulations, L.L.!

  4. Love it! Come and pick me up.


  1. September: Tea for Two (the diary of a coffee quitter) | TweetSpeak Poetry - September 3, 2012

    [...] swells instead of flash pot creative fires. After all, I am told that L.L. Barkat drinks tea, and she whipped out a novella in no time flat. (The Novelist speaks to the delicacies and elusive nature of a cup of tea, no less.) But if none [...]

  2. The Novelist: Where Fiction Begins - Tweetspeak Poetry - December 19, 2012

    [...] to hear what you’re thinking about the story, about the characters, even about the process of writing fiction. Perhaps you’d share your thoughts from some of the third set of questions from [...]

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