Monday, March 7, 2011

Writing fiction

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.

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