What are the best fiction novels with a writer character?

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    #1The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a gothic historical fiction on how children allegorically think of their birth. It tells the gothic strange encounters of the protagonist throughout the story.


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    Ruth Jordan
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I really liked this book, but I can see why some people might not. If you're not into Gothic literature, you might not like it because it has a lot of creepy, grotesque things in this book. That aside, I think the story was fantastic. "
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    #2The Help

    The Help
    The Help is a historical fiction novel by Kathryn Stockett. Set in the American South during the 1960s, it tells the stories of an unlikely group of three women working together to fight racial oppression.

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    Sandra Reed
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "This book is really good. It's about a group of three women working together to fight against racial oppression."
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    #3Little Women

    Little Women

    Little Women is a coming-of-age fiction novel written by Louisa May Alcott. This book follows the story of four teenage sisters living with their mother. The two volumes were consecutively released in 1868 and 1869.


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    Joseph Washington
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a classic book that everyone needs to read. Lots of great reviews and a long history make this worth the time to read."
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    Misery is a horror book written by Stephen King. It's the story of a famous novelist held hostage by his fan as he suffers a frightening case of writer's block which could end with him dead at the hands of his twisted fan.

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    Matthew Gonzalez
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "As a writer myself, i LOVE to read fiction that includes a writer as a character in the story. So of course when i heard about this book i picked it up and read it. I enjoyed it and definitly recommend. "
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    Fangirl is Rainbow Rowell's novel narrating the life of Cath, an avid Simon Snow fan who was struggling to let go of her fandom but had to learn to grow up and face the harsh realities of her adolescent life.


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    Eric Chen
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Rowell has a knack for character development, which is primarily the reason I read her works and Fangirl did not disappoint. The characters resonated with me and I don't think there wasn't one emotion that I didn't experience during this read."
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    #6The Shining

    The Shining

    The Shining is written by Stephen King is about a young boy with psychic powers struggling to hold his own against the forces of evil which are driving his father insane in an isolated hotel. 


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    Shreyas Rodrigues
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The character himself was not a writer, so this novel isn't relevant to my current interests. The story is decent, and spawned a well known movie."
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    #7Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables is about two old siblings who are still unmarried. They are too old to handle their farm so they decide to adopt a girl that shocked the whole town. The girl has imaginary friends and will encounter problems growing up.


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    Joyce Hill
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a very good book in terms of classic fiction novels with a character writing or narrating the whole book. The entire time I was immersed in this novel because of the details and simple times that were in the past. I remembering reading this in grade school, and picking it back up recently because I wanted to feel nostalgic about a good book. Well turns out I picked a really good book to take me back to when I was young. "
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    #8I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle

    I Capture the Castle is a novel by Dodie Smith that tells the story of the Mortmain family through the eyes of Cassandra. Through poverty and the dawn of first love, Cassandra writes down her experiences in her journal.


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    Bobby Elliott
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Lots of novels are about writers, oddly enough. It's a strange but fitting genre, and this is a solid entry in it. This novel is told from the perspective of Cassandra Mortmain writing her experiences in a journal - and it's endlessly fascinating. This is a very human and raw experience in a unique format sure to endear itself to any literature fan. Try it!"
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    #9The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)

    The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)

    The Angel's Game is the second book in Carlos Ruiz Zafon's magical realism series for young adults, The Cemetery of Forgotten. It is translated by Lucia Graves and was originally published in Spanish in 2008.


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    Manuela Gómez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "If you're looking for the best fiction novels with a writer character, The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten) is a good example of that. With a rich story and its magical realism, it is sure to be a hit! I really enjoyed this whole story and am glad it has multiple parts. As this is the second book in the series, you may want to pick up the first one before reading this one. "
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    #10The Paris Wife

    The Paris Wife

    The Paris Wife by Paula McLain is a fictional romance book. This book was published in 2011. This book narrates a poignant plot on the interrelation of ambition and betrayal.


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    Larry Mendoza
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This fits the topic perfectly. It seems like a cute book with a good story, and with Hemmingway being a main character, its almost too perfect for this topic. It very much fulfills the goal of this topic."
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    Possession is a bestselling historical fiction novel by English author A.S. Byatt. It won the Man Booker Prize in 1990, and it tells the story of the academics as they study the lives of two Victorian poets.


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    Jacqueline Cruz
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book has a lot of intrigue and mystery. I really enjoyed the plot of the book. It has a little bit of everything. Romance, mystery, travel, all of the things that make a book a good book. The writing is impeccable and the visuals presented as a result of the writing makes it a really engaging story overall. "
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    #12The Best A Man Can Get

    The Best A Man Can Get

    The Best a Man Can Get is a humorous novel written by British author John O'Farrell. It tells the story of Michael Adams as he tries to find the perfect balance between his family life and his writing career.


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    Shirley Robertson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is one of the best fiction novels with a writer character in my opinion. It is written by the hilarious John O'Farrell and delves into the delicate balancing act of the writers career and home life. I would recommend this book to all my writer friends as well as non-writers. Great read!"
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    #13Yarrow (Ottawa and the Valley)

    Yarrow (Ottawa and the Valley)

    Yarrow is an urban fantasy science fiction and part of Ottawa and the Valley series written by Charles de Lint. This book is about a fantasy writer Cat Midhir. It is first published in 1986 and reprinted by Orb Books in 1997. 


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    Amy Turner
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Cat Midhir had made a reputation as the author of popular fantasy novels. But the secret that her fans didn't know was that her Otherworld was no fantasy. Then, one night, a thief stole her dreams. Since then, she's been trapped in the everyday. And the Others are coming to find her..."


Best What are the best fiction novels with a writer character
1The Thirteenth TaleBooks 57 Paid
2The HelpBooks 52 Paid
3Little WomenBooks 49 Paid
4MiseryBooks 47 Paid
5FangirlBooks 45 Paid
6The ShiningBooks 43 Paid
7Anne of Green GablesBooks 40 Paid
8I Capture the CastleBooks 36 Paid
9The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten)Books 34 Paid
10The Paris WifeBooks 22 Paid

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