What does novelist mean?

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ˈnɒv ə lɪstnov·el·ist

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. novelistnoun

    one who writes novels


  1. novelistnoun

    An author of novels.

  2. novelistnoun

    An innovator; one who introduces something new; one who favours novelty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Novelistnoun

    an innovator; an asserter of novelty

  2. Novelistnoun

    a writer of news

  3. Novelistnoun

    a writer of a novel or novels

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. nouvelliste, It. novellista.]


  1. Novelist

    A novelist is an author or writer of novels. Often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction, but the term "novelist" is applied when referring to their work on the novel genre. Some novelists are professional novelists, or novelists who make a living from writing fiction, while others aspire to support themselves in this way or write novels as an avocation. Most novelists struggle when breaching the publication barrier, finding it hard to publish their debut novel. Once published, authors often continue to be published; however, very few novelists gain literary celebrity or considerable income from their work. Novelists come from a variety of different demographic backgrounds, and often their background becomes associated with the works they produce. This association of novelists' identity with their work comes from public reception of the work, the literary criticism that surrounds their work, or authors investing elements of their own experiences into their works and characters. Concepts such as gender, race or ethnicity, nationality or association with place influence not only the reception but also the production of their work. Similarly, many authors are classified or identified by writing popular genre novels.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of novelist in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of novelist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of novelist in a Sentence

  1. H. L. Mencken:

    Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.

  2. F Scott:

    There was never a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people if he's any good.

  3. Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov:

    A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.

  4. Anthony Burgess:

    Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual.

  5. H. L. Mencken:

    Henry James would have been vastly improved as a novelist by a few whiffs of the Chicago stockyard.

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