Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Not Creation...

“What will be best in your writing is what you really do not know now. If you knew it all it would not be creation but dictation.”

--Gertrude Stein

Tricia’s Thoughts:
I’ve heard often heard the advice “write what you know.” I’m so glad that most authors don’t follow this advice. Research makes books richer, more interesting. So does imagination. Think, for example, of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. Where would we be if Lewis only wrote about the world he could see, touch, experience.


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

I have the most fun with fantacy, but the masters--such as Lewis and his mentor George MacDonald--intimidate me. Those guys were truly great.

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