Definitions for novelist
ˈnɒv ə lɪstnov·el·ist
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word novelist.
one who writes novels
An author of novels.
An innovator; one who introduces something new; one who favours novelty.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from novel.
Telesius, who hath renewed the philosophy of Parmenides, is the best of novelists. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist. №. 69.
Who nature’s secrets to the world did teach,
Yet that great soul our novelists impeach. John Denham.
The fooleries of some affected novelist have discredited new discoveries. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps.
A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction. Some novelists are professional novelists, thus make a living writing novels and other fiction, while others aspire to support themselves in this way or write as an avocation. Most novelists struggle to have their debut novel published, but once published they often continue to be published, although very few become literary celebrities, thus gaining prestige or a considerable income from their work.
A novelist is an author or writer who specializes in writing long, narrative works of fiction, or novels. These individuals create characters, plotlines, and various themes, shaping them into a comprehensive story. Their work can span across different genres such as romance, mystery, fantasy, science fiction and more.
an innovator; an asserter of novelty
a writer of news
a writer of a novel or novels
Etymology: [Cf. F. nouvelliste, It. novellista.]
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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The numerical value of novelist in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of novelist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Historian: an unsuccessful novelist.
A novelist is, like all mortals, more fully at home on the surface of the present than in the ooze of the past.
There was never a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people if he's any good.
Henry James would have been vastly improved as a novelist by a few whiffs of the Chicago stockyard.
I've never considered myself a novelist even though I've written a number of books and happily made some money, i've always considered myself a journalist first or a sports writer first and always will. That's the business I've loved. It's the only thing I ever wanted to do.
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- Romancier, NovellistGerman
- романсиер, романописецMacedonian
- romanschrijver, romancierDutch
- powieściopisarz, powieściopisarkaPolish
- romancista, novelistaPortuguese
- novelist, новелистSerbo-Croatian
- tiểu thuyết giaVietnamese
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