My chief focus over coming weeks, here and at my other blogs, will be thinking about and discussing the art of the novel. I'm writing a novel-- resuming one I began a year ago. I've written many "mini-novels" (see Crime City USA). I have a good sense of form. Now I intend to achieve the genuine article. I've studied the failings of literary and popular novels both, and hope to overcome them. My task is to write something good.
For this topic, I'm reopening Comments. I'll ask first, if anyone's interested-- and has done some thinking about the matter, "What makes a great novel?"