do u like reading novels??
July 15, 2007 12:17pm CST
wat u think abt reading big thick novels..........i have seend so many ppl reading thick thick novels cont and they even get bored of it........i dunno hw they do it........i find reading novels really very boring .......i like reading but simple thin informative books not those thick novels whose having infinite number of pgs and stories.........
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15 Jul 07
I love reading novels and I like writing them. Novels are not divided into short stories, they are divided into chapters. A chapter is part of the story taking place at a certain location, traveling from one to the other and ends with some exciting event that starts the next chapter. For instance, the first chapter might be about a house fire and everyone trying to run to safety and at the end of the chapter, the little boy runs out and sees a man in a fire hat drive away, The next chapter might start with the man in the fire hat, throw away the hat and go to his apartment, all the time thinking how angry he was that he was that he did not pass the physical exams for the fire department. The novel is about someone who masquerades as a fireman and starts fires and each chapter shows the investigation, etc. Each chapter continues into the other, or there can be one chapter about one person's experience and the next chapter taken at the same time, about another person's experience. This is usually before some great disaster to heighten the suspense. But there is a trick to reading novels. You do not sit down and read it all at once as one does those skimpy non-fiction informative books, you may read one chapter a day and really get into it, imagine the scene and how the characters are acting. If the chapter is short, you may read another chapter. What you talking about is an anthology of short stories, which is completely different and novelists prefer reading novels not short stories, just as some people prefer non-fiction because they believe imagination is wrong and you should be more practical.