July 18, 2018

In Defense of Long Descriptions

By Aatif Rashid

When I was young (middle school) my favorite novels were The Lord of the Rings, though my friends always complained that they were too long and boring, with too much […]

July 10, 2018

On a Novel’s First Line

By Aatif Rashid

Perhaps it’s the economic realities of trying to publish literary fiction in an age of late capitalism, or perhaps it’s simply our culture’s diminishing attention span, but the first line […]