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A Novel is like a party

David Gane
David Gane
“For me, a novel is like a party. Anybody who wants to join in can join in, and those who wish to leave can do so whenever they want.”
Haruki Murakami
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Co-writer of the Shepherd and Wolfe young adult mysteries, the internationally award-winning series, and teacher of storytelling and screenwriting.


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