Over it hangs a mantle of mystery which the fictionist has employed to full, and at times thrilling advantage.
Need we say that it recites the ancient saw about William James, the fictionist, and his brother Henry, the psychologist.
The fictionist need not heed the scientist's inquiry as to how this daylight would be bottled.
And those close to the 'inside' of the industry say to-day to the fictionist: 'Hold on to your stories.
Nowadays almost every fictionist of account produces one good thriller at least of this sort.
And just here the fictionist, the poet, and the public speaker will see the value of productive imagery.
Aspiring vaguely to qualify as the fictionist of this region, I was eager to be at work.
Its vastness is still almost unexplored, and whole regions in it are unknown to the fictionist.
It really may be numbered among doubts whether it is possible to exaggerate the dangers into which a fictionist may fall.
Altogether and inevitably my work as a fictionist sank into an unimportant place.