Rainy Day Writing

Writing, Reading, Inspirations and Aspirations

James Frey on Writing

“People read memoirs and nonfiction and ask questions about what in the books isn’t real. They read novels and short fiction and ask what in them is. Ultimately, none of it matters. Good writing is good writing, and a story well told isn’t beholden to issues of fact and fiction, and moves beyond where it is shelved in a bookstore. Any author, and every author, regardless of how their book is categorized, draws from their own life and their own experience in shaping their narrative. Writing a book is an act of subjectivity, and this subjectivity is what separates literature from journalism or academic writing.”

James Frey from the Introduction of The Warmest December by Bernice L. McFadden

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