I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE TELLING PRETTY STORIES
There is no direct correlation between the most detailed, elaborate story you can tell – and the ‘real life’ it may be based on.
We know that – and ignore it – every time we read, and not just read fiction.
Choices are made. Real life is edited – to make more sense. To make any sense at all.
Even the language we use for stories has too many choices.
But the core? Is the core something worth while?
Most writers don’t even ask themselves this question; they just start writing.
But I had a period when I wondered if it was somehow wrong to tell tales that couldn’t be true, could never happen.
I was surprised to find I had boosted the same old post twice in less than a month. Clearly, I need to remember what I’ve done – and keep track better!
I’ll do another Oldie but Goodie soon – and put the actual date instead of an approximate one in the heading.
Let me get some sleep, some bloodwork, and some writing done first tomorrow. Sigh.