Fiction Versus Nonfiction Writing

Writing nonfiction is like carving a rock. It sits there. It’s hard. It’s big. And you whittle away at something concrete. Writing fiction is like pulling things out of the air. Nothing is there but invention. It’s disconcerting, thrilling.Marie Arana …

Writing nonfiction is like carving a rock. It sits there. It's hard. It's big. And you whittle away at something concrete. Writing fiction is like pulling things out of the air. Nothing is there but invention. It's disconcerting, thrilling.

Marie Arana in Off the Page, Carole Burns, editor, 2008 

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