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Definition of Novelist

Novelist

  1. An innovator; an asserter of novelty.
  2. A writer of news.
  3. A writer of a novel or novels.

Novelist Quotations

Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.
Flannery O'Connor

The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like.
E. L. Doctorow

The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero.
Mary McCarthy

Let's put it this way: if you are a novelist, I think you start out with a 20 word idea, and you work at it and you wind up with a 200,000 word novel. We, picture-book people, or at least I, start out with 200,000 words and I reduce it to 20.
Eric Carle

In journalism just one fact that is false prejudices the entire work. In contrast, in fiction one single fact that is true gives legitimacy to the entire work. That's the only difference, and it lies in the commitment of the writer. A novelist can do anything he wants so long as he makes people believe in it.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Novelist Translations

novelist in Dutch is romanschrijver
novelist in German is Romanschriftsteller
novelist in Spanish is novelista
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