Writerly Words of Wisdom

While reading Terry Windling’s blog, The Drawing Board, I came upon these writerly words of wisdom here that really stuck with me, so I must share them.

“Every work of literature has both a situation and a story. The situation is the context or circumstance, sometimes the plot; the story is the emotional experience that preoccupies the writer: the insight, the wisdom, the thing one has to say.”

— Vivian Gornick, The Situation and the Story

I think I’m going to check out Vivian Gornick’s book for more!  Thank you to The Drawing Board for sharing this.


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