Imperfections

Writing is probably better for all the imperfections of our lives. Fiction requires tension, and the first tension is between the story trying to be told through the writer and the writer trying to find the time to sit down and get it onto the page. I believe this is a good thing. If writers were not willing to work with this tension, then books would be as flat as reality TV. We don’t read fiction for reality; we read it for truth.—Nancy Peacock, A Broom of One’s Own: Words on Writing, Housecleaning & Life

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