Much of the information we will cover is coming from one of my favorite reference books.
We are going to take a deep look at the Art & Craft of Novel Writing, this month.
From my notes –
“Storytelling is an elaborate form of lying. Both “fiction” and “story” are euphemisms for lies.”
“A storyteller uses every device at his command to instill in his fiction the verisimilitude that convinces the reader.”
The art of fiction does not begin until the novelist thinks of his story as a matter to be shown, to be so exhibited that it will tell itself.”The Art of Fiction – Percy Lubbock
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In fiction what is not rendered, dramatized, is merely reported.
What is rendered will spring to life off the page and capture the reader’s emotions. What is merely stated, reported, told, is inert, dead matter.
Gather with us on Sunday at 7PM EST at the Writer’s Chatroom. We can practice telling lies.