Posts tagged ‘fiction’

October 3, 2013

Quote of the Day: Steve Almond

All readers come to fiction as willing accomplices to your lies. Such is the basic goodwill contract made the moment we pick up a work of fiction.

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June 7, 2013

Quote of the Day: Roald Dahl

Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.

May 13, 2013

Quote of the Day: Gore Vidal

I suspect that one of the reasons we create fiction is to make sex exciting.

April 12, 2013

Quote of the Day: William Faulkner

A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.

March 1, 2013

Quote of the Day: Robert Penn Warren

The image that fiction presents is purged of the distractions, confusions and accidents of ordinary life.

January 17, 2013

Quote of the Day: Ivana Trump

Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.

October 30, 2012

Quote of the Day: Mark Twain

The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail. The trouble with most fiction is that you want them all to land in hell, together, as quickly as possible.

March 15, 2012

Quote of the Day: Stephen King

Fiction is a lie, and good fiction is the truth inside the lie.

February 23, 2012

Quote of the Day: GK Chesterton

Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity.

February 15, 2012

Quote of the Day: Virginia Woolf

Fiction, imaginative work that is, is not dropped like a pebble upon the ground, as science may be; fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.