5 Nov 2016

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS - Novel

It is the first time I will participate in "Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt". To start with, I read that this weeks word was "Novel" and then I read the rules. What a novel was I knew more or less and I thought maybe I can write here a crime novel where somebody is murdered with 25 knife stitches describing the scene with a lot of dripping blood from the knife and over the whole body. But then I changed my mind, because for a first time I wouldn't leave a got impression here, when I start writing with bloody novels.

As English is not my mothertongue I googled what else "Novel" could mean and I learned a lot ! First I learned that it stems from the Italian word "novella". In the 14th century, Italian writers began writing collections of short tales, each of which they called a novella. Unfortunately my Italian husband is not a writer, he even lets me write all the correspondence because it is something he hates !
But a novel is not only a book or a text it can also be something new !

If someone tells you that you've come up with a novel idea or a novel interpretation of something, it's probably a compliment: not everyone is capable of original thinking. But not everything new is terribly worthwhile, a novelty, for example, is often a cute (or maybe just silly) little object that you might put on a display shelf in your house, and that fits perfectly on me ! I collect cats ! and they sit on shelves, tables, and windowsills. But they can also be very useful as I have mugs with cats, table sets with cats, tea cups and plates etc. Mr. G. had once counted them a couple of years ago and arrived at 450. Apart from that I consider myself as normal.

Now I don't know if I respected the rules of this to me new meme in case I have not, please let me know ! 



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7 comments:

Andrew said...

I've never really understood what a meme is about. Novel can also be used sarcastically. Written, it depends on punctuation. Well, that's a novel idea, which is different to, Well that's a novel idea. Punctuation tries to make sense of written words.

If you were saying it, you would say, WELL, that is an interesting idea, which would make it sarcastic. Say it evenly and flat, well that is an interesting idea, means slight approval. If you say, well, that's an interesting IDEA. But!

It really is a wonder that English is the language of the world. It is not easy.

Jo said...

I agree with Andrew; English is not easy. I loved this post.

Tamago said...

Interesting to learn the origin of the word novel! I would love to be able to write some novels myself, but I often have hard time making my thoughts into words.
I think it's always good to have hundreds of cat stuff :-)

Anonymous said...

A great first #SoCS! Welcome to the club. :)

Laura

Michael Grogan said...

Hello Gattina I think you have made a novel start to Stream of Conscious....hopefully you will be back to try again...have a good weekend.

EllenBest said...

I am impressed your understanding of the word is clear and concise, your response to the prompt is excellent. I would love you to follow me and read some of my writing and How do you do I am pleased to be virtually meeting you

Wendy said...

You did a great first SoCS post :)