James’ and The Art of Fiction

Please explain for me what you think James meant when he wrote in “The Art of Fiction,” “A novel is a living thing, all one and continuous, like any other organism, and in proportion as it lives will it be found, that in each of the parts there is something of each of the other parts.” (919)

Introduction that narrows to a thesis, citing any fact used, then body paragraphs on our paragraph plan of

main idea/topic sentence

quote from the reading

analysis (how and why your main idea and quote come together to support your ideas)…and then conclusion.

Remember, too, to cite in full MLA format, so cite all facts and quotes, and be sure to include a works cited.

Thank you!