The Unwritten Novel

July 30, 2014

Recently, we featured five writers’ reminisces about the novels they ultimately shelved. Here a sixth, Elmo Keep, explains what led her to throw away her first novel, quite outside considerations of craft:”I could not resolve the conflict of a story that was not mine.”

is an intern for The Millions. She's worked as a management consultant for various American and European companies and one African government. Her website is and she tweets @eliseliu.

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