April 4, 2010

Why I want to learn to write fiction well

Fiction gives me a place to write out my anxieties and insecurities about relating to people. Fiction captures nuances of feeling and interaction and thought that you don't talk about in real life. Fiction tells a story that will let the readers feel with you much more than if you just told them generally about life as you observe it. I don't always think people want to listen to me, but maybe, maybe they'll read what I write.

1 comments:

the.caitlin.burd said...

mmm yes. especially now when we look so much to fiction to explain how the world is--from books to screens--writing fiction well is so important.

It tickles me when I (or anyone really) communicates better when writing than when talking, but that's often the case.

" Fiction captures nuances of feeling and interaction and thought that you don't talk about in real life. "

hmm, I wonder if we really don't talk about it or if we just don't think about it.