LITQUAKE SAN FRANCISCO NOVEL– In October, I was lucky to attend an author discussion titled The Art of the Novel. Here are some thoughts I had, after listening to the presentation. Depending on the writer’s personality type, one author may be more suited to the long form or the short form. The novel meanders through peaks and valleys; sprints and strolls; plots and subplots. By its nature, the novel reader expects to: 1. take a while finish and 2. carry the novel around for a while. There’s a level of intimacy and comfort inherent in the novel, that doesn’t exist in the short story. The file attached to this post is a free download, MP3 voice recording, taken from the panel discussion.