Friday, December 29, 2006

A childlike belief...

The following quote is from the Jan. 2007 issue of The Writer magazine.

"A novelist must preserve a childlike belief in the importance of things which common sense considers of no great consequence."

W. Somerset Maugham, A Writer's Notebook


Blogger Jim Thompson said...

That actually makes sense. Writers major on minors; they're detail people. Truth in poetry or prose rests on the most minute turns of phrase. The smallest error in word choice can throw the reader's understanding off at a tangent to the author's intention. That is not communication.

6:13 PM  

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