The Novelleist

Elle Griffin
Writing novels—and a newsletter about the future of publishing.
Created 26 Feb 2021
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  • Literary Salon: All of the fiction that’s on Substack
    01 Apr 2022 35 96
    You guys, we started a movement. There were only eight fiction writers on Substack when I got here a year ago—and now there are hundreds!!!!! In fact, Substack even added a new feature just for us—so ...
  • Obscurity, The Thirtieth Chapter
    01 Apr 2022 1 0
    We last read The Twenty-Ninth Chapter, in which the mercenary was lost to the arms of opium. If you have recently joined us, start with The Prologue. In the street there was a man playing the violin, ...
  • Kevin Maguire is the envy of the anti-work movement
    28 Mar 2022 36 34
    I’ve been something of a mess lately. The job I have loved for so long has steadily become more stressful and demanding, my time steadily dwindling—this has been a slow seeping thing. After the beauti...
  • Obscurity, The Twenty-Ninth Chapter
    25 Mar 2022 1 0
    We last read The Twenty-Eighth Chapter, in which a rose wilted. If you have recently joined us, start with The Prologue. Rémy carried that deceased woman to the chapel where she was laid in a wooden b...
  • I wrote an NFT story for the Loot Universe
    21 Mar 2022 18 23
    I’ve been following Loot Project for awhile now—largely because it was the first NFT project to use words instead of images and I was curious if this would finally be the place where writers could pla...
  • Obscurity, The Twenty-Eighth Chapter
    18 Mar 2022 2 2
    We last read The Twenty-Seventh Chapter, in which the mercenary discovered a rather unsettling scene. If you have recently joined us, start with The Prologue. There was, in that town, a woman as beaut...
  • Literary Salon: How do you find what to read next?
    18 Mar 2022 14 134
    You just finished an amazing book, but alas! There’s no sequel!!!! You need another book, and quick! Where do you go to find your next read? (This might be a trick question.) (P.S. Salons now have “wi...
  • I’m going to write the novel of the future
    14 Mar 2022 50 97
    In 2018, I did a reverse Marie Kondo. Instead of going through all of the things I already own and asking myself whether those things sparked joy, I started from scratch. I asked myself what would bri...
  • Obscurity, The Twenty-Seventh Chapter
    11 Mar 2022 2 2
    We last read The Twenty-Sixth Chapter, in which the abbess had a premonition. If you have recently joined us, start with The Prologue. The mercenary stepped into the residence where he was met with th...
  • Obscurity, The Twenty-Sixth Chapter
    04 Mar 2022 5 0
    We last read The Twenty-Fifth Chapter, in which the territory faced unrest. If you have recently joined us, start with The Prologue. We wonder if there has ever been a moment when the reader has notic...
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