The Nonexistence of Nonfiction

The Nonexistence of Nonfiction

This nonsubject is a nonissue. It’s the kind of nonsense spouted by a nonconformist from his nontraditional, nondescript office of nonstop nonchalance. As a nonsmoking nonalcoholic, I always try to be a noncombatant. Or at least a nonpartisan. I’m...
Your Fiction Addiction, Part 2

Your Fiction Addiction, Part 2

Read Part 1 here. I’ll start by thanking you for coming back. I’ll follow that up by saying that the answer to your fiction addiction is not pleasant, and you should be prepared for the worst. With all that out of the way, let’s continue. Last Time,...
Your Fiction Addiction, Part 1

Your Fiction Addiction, Part 1

Do you ever ask yourself why you enjoy books? Or any kind of fiction? I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of this image. It’s useful whenever posing a question. It’s okay if you haven’t thought about it. The point is to enjoy what you’re...
When Fiction is Truer than the News

When Fiction is Truer than the News

A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction. GRAHAM GREENE Hi. I sometimes get asked, by well meaning people, why I write...
Filling in the Gaps

Filling in the Gaps

For most writing projects, you’ll need to do some amount of research. Just how much you must do depends on the nature of the project. Historical fiction always involves a hefty research requirement. Science fiction requires some knowledge of the science...