When we write, we’re not just making a story, we are also recording a conversation.
In a digital world, we need to capture what’s happening in our lives and how we feel.
We need to understand how we relate to each other, and we need a way to tell that story without being judgmental or judgmentalizing.
Creative writing, on the other hand, is an entirely different experience.
The process of writing is often fraught with social and emotional tensions, as well as technical difficulties and the desire to create a novel that is both fresh and accessible.
So how do we write fiction that isn’t judgmental and judgmental?
In an interview with the New York Times in February, I asked a bunch of writers, including the authors of two best-selling novels, about their own struggles with the craft.
(I also asked them about what they were reading and what they wanted to read next.)
Here are some of the most interesting responses.
•J.K. Rowling: I try not to write stories that are too complex or that I don’t know enough about.
(This includes, of course, Harry Potter.)
But I’m also not one to shy away from complex ideas and difficult conversations, and the story I tell is always based on real experiences that I’ve had.
And the world that I live in has so many complexities.
And there are lots of things about the world, like what happens when the sun sets and the temperature starts rising, and how the water gets on the roofs and how people think of themselves and how they live, that can be very interesting to reflect on.
•M.A. Larson: If I have a problem with something in my story, I try to find the problem within the story and try to resolve it within the plot.
I tend to avoid complex plot devices that can make it difficult to understand the character, the world and the events that are unfolding.
The most complicated things are the things that are the most compelling to me.
•D.T. Max: When I write, I’m often very cautious about giving too much information in advance, because I want to be able to find out what’s going to happen, and if it doesn’t happen, it will be disappointing.
But I have no problem sharing my life and my life’s experience and my emotions with other people, and it’s also important to share them with the readers.
The important thing is to understand them, not to judge them.
•L.M. Stewart: It’s very hard to write for a story that has to be a personal narrative.
When I was younger, my father would tell stories about his childhood in a barn.
And my mother would say things like, “There was this girl named Lucy, she was a horse trainer, she died.”
And I would always say, “She was dead!”
And I always felt very uncomfortable.
So I don.t. write stories about the past or the future.
But when you’re writing a story of your life, it’s good to know what happened.
And it’s a lot easier to write about things that happen in your life.
•K.H. Thomas: I find writing about things you don’t understand and that you’re uncomfortable with, but I also find it interesting to share those things, to share my experiences and the thoughts that I have.
•Z.J. Walker: I think the hardest thing to write is a story about love.
You don’t have to write a love story.
If you’re looking for a good love story, that’s a great place to start.
But in my experience, there’s something very different about writing about love and about love as a kind of universal experience that doesn’t belong to anyone.
If I’m going to write love, it needs to be about a person.
And if it’s going a different direction, I have to be aware that I’m writing a love novel.
So, that is where I have trouble, and that’s where I struggle most.
But there’s also the possibility of a love that is more universal.
•N.A., edited by G.W. Sebald: I like to think of the process of telling a story as a story in a bottle.
If there’s a story inside the bottle, then I’ll write it.
If it’s outside the bottle and I want the audience to take notice of it, then there’s no story.
So if I have an idea of how a story should go, I like the idea of a story on its own.
If the audience doesn’t get to see the story on their own, I don:t think it matters.
If they do, it means that I wrote a good story.
And so I’m not worried about how well it will turn out.
But if it is a bad story, then the audience is going to see a lot of things they didn’t expect to see.
The fact that it wasn’t good or it wasn:t that great