Words become sentences which then become stories and, if we are lucky, gain meaning along the way.
Monday, March 7, 2011
Writing fiction is truly one of the hardest things to do. You struggle along with words and sentences trying to capture an idea, a sound, a texture, convey emotion. You do this without the aid of pictures, and this seems unfair because a picture is worth a thousand words, they say, but words only get singular value. A thousand words could take an hour to compose or a week, and even then the quality of those words is subjective. If you are serious about it you want to write about everything. If you are good at it you produce a picture that a painter works his whole life searching for. Then it is worth doing.