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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Truthseeking

Whether you are writing fiction or nonfiction, you need to write what is true. You want your reader or audience to feel the truth in whatever you are writing. Even the most exotic fantasy or science fiction is rooted in a truth that resonates.

Truth isn't only about facts and evidence. Truth requires a willingness to be vulnerable to the feelings it provokes. As a writer, when you show the value of seeking truth, you take your reader or audience with you so that they also want to seek truth.

Beware of "truthiness" -- truth laced with fallacies. Honesty is challenging but worth the effort.