Monday, January 07, 2013

Splash du Jour: Monday

Writing in the grip of emotion, attempting to assign words to onrushing feeling, remains the central experience for me.  In the initial stages, I seldom reflect at great length on the meanings of the action I envision.  I strive to create a coherent, imagined world.  If that emerges, there will be a wholeness in the novel in which significance is implicit. Generally speaking, I think fiction seeks to reflect the ambiguity and contradictions in experience, not some slogan or message.  If there were a shorter way to fully express what the story does, there would be no point in telling it.
-- Scott Turow, Ultimate Punishment --

Have a great Monday!

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