Experimental fiction is possible, however, it’s more difficult by far to describe what is experimental in fiction than what is cliche, because by definition the experimental is the thing that nobody expects or predicts. There are, however, a number of kinds of experiment that have come to be recognized as subsets of literary fiction. (Writing Fiction)
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