Monday, January 24, 2005

Fact vs Fiction for the Fiction Writer

Fiction Writing and How Emotion Transforms the Facts, Quote Philip Roth
"By the time the imagination is finished with fact,
believe me, it bears no resemblance to the fact."
~ Philip Roth

Facts are pretty much unimportant to the fiction writer. It is the emotion behind the facts or "truth" that is the fiction writer's holy grail. It is emotion, not facts that makes us human.
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