Saturday, April 04, 2009

Lost in Fiction, The Wall Street Journal, April 4, 2009

Alexander McCall Smith on the intense personal relationships readers form with characters and the ways that complicates the lives of authors.

Here's an article I thought you might find interesting. Click on the title post or description to read it. Here's a quote from it:

". . . the world of fiction and the world of real flesh-and-blood people are not quite as separate as one might imagine. Writing is a moral act: What you write has a real effect on others, often to a rather surprising extent."


Ane Mulligan said...

Wow, Jessica, that's a hard one to vote on, and it's a good question. I haven't read the article yet, but I will. First I need to think on this for a bit. :)

Sheila Deeth said...

I guess I don't have any real readers yet, though I've got 11 comments on my ABNA entry on Amazon... I loved the article - many thanks for pointing me there.