Thursday, April 15, 2010
Writing Expresses the Truth
"The unspoken contract that exists between the writer and reader—your promise to express the truth of how people act and talk through the medium of a made-up story."
- Stephen King. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Scribiner: New York, 2000. pg 186
Fiction holds truth. I don't think many people actually think about that. Writers try to express a truth with their writing and good writing usually has a lot to offer.