Why write fiction?

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Why write fiction? We know what non-fiction is for, to inform, to give us facts, to paint the picture as it is or was through the eyes of the writer. Doesn’t fiction tell the truth?

Writers Write or Writers Finish?

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Let’s start with a premise that writing is a craft like carpentry. The writer, like the carpenter is a craftsman who must work at the craft in order to achieve the level desired. The better the craftsman, the better the product: a handmade chair by the carpenter, and a final manuscript by the writer. How does one get to that …

Writing: Agony or Ecstasy?

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  Raymond Carver said: “Writing’s not terrible, it’s wonderful. I keep my own hours, do what I please. When I want to travel, I can. I’m doing what I most wanted to do all my life. I’m not into the agonies of creation. “ So why is it that so many writers show up at our writer’s groups with pained …