A Betsy Lerner follower asks Betsy what to do when you hit the wall at page 60 of your novel–of every novel you try to write. Betsy’s answer? Try novellas.
If this Curiosity was presented to you in person, it’d go like this: “Hey, Nick, you haven’t posted a beautiful video in a while.” “Oh, I’m sorry. Here’s a 1080p visualization of the ocean’s surface currents between 2005-2007. It looks like Van Gogh painted it.”
“Storytelling is an indispensable human preoccupation, as important to us all—almost—as breathing. From the mythical campfire tale to its explosion in the post-television age, it dominates our lives. It behooves us then to try and understand it.” On the inherent sameness of stories with John Yorke from The Atlantic.
Hot new online magazine Full Stop has chosen The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books as its inaugural book club selection. The discussion will be happening all this week.