A modern novel is a long fictional narrative, written in a form of a story, that puts forward a realistic image of believable characters and occurrences. The majority of the modern novels focus on recreating the everyday... More »

Though there are countless ways to outline a novel, one way that has become popular among writers is the "Snowflake Method," which is an approach that builds a story by expanding upon a single, simple idea. It can take a... More »

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A regional novel attempts to depict a specific geographic region and the people that inhabit it. A regional novel is typically set in a single area of a country and portrays the customs, culture, historical background, d... More »

The main characters of the novel "Maniac Magee," written by Jerry Spinelli, include Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee, Amanda Beale, John McNab, Mars Bar Thompson and Grayson. Maniac Magee is the main character and is an 11-... More »

Common questions and answers for Richard Peck's novel "A Long Way from Chicago" quiz readers about the characters, objects and plot elements contained in the eight stories. They may ask about character attributes, such a... More »

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"Still Alice," the 2007 novel by neuroscientist Lisa Genova, tells the story of an accomplished Harvard professor who, at 50, receives the diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's Disease. The story documents her attempts to... More »

"When Calls the Heart" is a 1983 novel written by Janette Oke that tells the story of Elizabeth Thatcher, a wealthy East Coast American who takes her first teaching assignment in a small coal mining town in the Canadian ... More »