Grounding Fiction in Reality – Daily Quote


Is it strange that I like spider webs? I am none too fond of spiders themselves, but the webs they create are often spectacular.  Add misty morning dew reflecting the first gentle rays of sunlight, and you have something straight from a fairy tale. They are like snowflakes, perfect, pristine, and beautiful. If you are foolhardy and attempt to touch them, hold them, they dissolve as if they were a figment of the imagination.

I love Virginia’s perspective and the idea that fiction must have even a tenuous connection to reality. Fiction, at its best, approaches perfection, pristine stories, expressed with beautiful words. They are true figments, with each reader conjuring a version, shaped, and colored by the totality of the reader’s personal experiences. The reader creates a rendition of the story that is unique to them.

How do you attach your stories to reality?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

2 thoughts on “Grounding Fiction in Reality – Daily Quote

  1. I ground mine with a masonry trowel. You fictioneers with your plots and character development, I don’t know how you do it. The trick of my craft is to take my dull life and try to describe it with words that people want to read. Even my fiction is 95% me. A better question is how do you lift your stories from thin air.

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    • Jeff I am amazed by people’s creative abilities. You are very skillful at making you daily life very appealing and interesting. I have always told stories, it is like breathing. It is just something I do. Hope you have a great day Jeff.

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