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Definition of Novelist


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

Novelist Quotations

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

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

I'm a very good storyteller; I have a lot of compassion for people. That's very useful for a novelist. A lot of novelists are snots. They're just mean people. I'm not a terribly skilled stylist, nor do I want to be. I want a lot of people to read one of my stories and go, 'That was pretty cool.'
James Patterson

To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper.
Quentin Tarantino

The function of the novelist... is to comment upon life as he sees it.
Frank Norris
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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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