If you research your writing intensely, as I do, it seems inevitable that fiction must approach reality. If the location is described intimately and accurately, if the culture of the people there is truly transcribed, if the political possibilities are assessed accurately, might not events occur similar to those that befall the protagonists, all unknowing? … Continue reading From Fiction To Reality
Readers look for a wide variety of benefits from books. But the same reader does not always desire the same thing every time. Non-fiction readers can address their needs topically, searching out books on sleep, or nutrition, or style. Fiction readers can also seek books to suit their desires, be it romance or fantasy or … Continue reading Writing Comfort
It's always interesting to consider the origins of characters in books. What part of the author appears in each one? Does any one particular character represent the author more than another? Or are characters simply what they seem - pure fictional creations? I've looked back over my own work with curiosity regarding this question. Clearly, … Continue reading Where Do Characters Come From?