Defining Love, Enduring Brutality

Mitra, Keya
July 2006
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature & Fine Arts;Summer/Fall2006, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p237
Academic Journal
Presents an interview with author Alicia Erian. When asked about how the difficulties she faced while shifting from writing short stories to novel, she refers that initially the transition was not that easy, then she tried of thinking of a novel as a giant short-story and that seemed to make things easier for her. She also found it daunting to keep track of each person's story line. Erian believes that form wise there is hardly any difference between writing a short story and a novel except that novel is just a longer with few more characters and a few more story elements.


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