Light novels vs Real Novels

A light novel (Japanese: ライトノベル, Hepburn: raito noberu) is a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting high school and middle school students (young adult demographic).  A distinguishing characteristic of light novels is that they are illustrated with an anime or manga art style and are often adapted into such media.

The term “light novel” is a wasei-eigo, or a Japanese term formed from words in the English language. Light novels are often called ranobe or, in English, LN. They are more akin to a comic book.

A full novel contains a lot more dense context than a light novel. Even if geared toward high school and middle school students (young adult demographic).  A full novel isn’t designed  to be read in short sentences. It’s designed to be much more literary descriptive than optical descriptive.

About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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6 Responses to Light novels vs Real Novels

  1. Calvin says:

    Be conscious that your readers have fundamental wants in their readings that must be fulfilled. Light novels aren’t for those who like meaty books.

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  2. Meg Forster says:

    Light novels are fine for a quick read but they are not exactly lasting for an author’s literary career.
    They can be a great boost in getting the author’s name out there but they are still appetizers not a full course meal. It’s much harder to write a full novel than a light or flash novel. They are easy to produce. I think that’s why so many new authors, writers write them.

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