Cover of Britannica Encyclopedia (Encyclopaedia)
You’re a fiction writer, as am I. So, how important is it that we get our facts right? Aren’t we writing pieces that stem from imagination and exist in fantasy? Does it really matter if we present a fact as fiction and distort it a little? Is it important whether we actually tell the truth at all? Isn’t all fiction basically lies?
I ask these questions not frivolously but out of a sense of responsibility to my readers. I know that I’ve learned things ab... read more »
Cover of J.K. Rowling
Most of us have heroes we look up to in one way or another. Sometimes it's simply the creative output we admire, sometimes it's the person rather than the work, and sometimes, just occasionally, it's both.
So, who do you look up to, whose work do you admire?
I'll start the ball rolling with my own listing.
I grew up long before the Harry Potternovels were written, let alone published, but I admire the story-telling, imagination and range of language used by J.K.Rowling in these... read more »