Is The Novel Dead?

By thefantasywriterstoolshed

A few weeks back, Richie carried out a bit of research inspired by the comments of a professional book reviewer named Damien Walter. Walter argued that the novel is dead, that the decline in quality and the saturation of the market has strangled the enjoyment out of it, and as a result, fewer people are reading. Richie explores whether or not this is the case, before considering whether or not reading as a whole is facing an existential crisis.  Please consider supporting us on Patreon! ( You can join our community of writers, get access to exclusive fantasy writing workshops, and copies of acclaimed books on how to write fantasy See for privacy and opt-out information.

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