Friday, February 10, 2012

Fiction versus Nonfiction at Novel Spaces

I'm over at Novel Spaces today with a post about fiction versus nonfiction, and how story is the king in all. Hope you'll drop by.

We have a job candidate in for interviews today so I may not be around the blogosphere much. Stay frosty!

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16 comments:

Merisi said...

As always, I feel enriched after reading your article!
Thank you,
Merisi

Merisi said...

P.S.:
If you ever offer a writing workshop, please let me know so that I can arrange my life around it to be able to attend it!

SzélsőFa said...

looking from a perspective of someone who regularly translates or proofreads scientific papers and tries to write her own fiction, this article was accurate and even, helpful.

Charles Gramlich said...

Merisi, thankee. Wow, will do!

Szelsofa, glad you enjoyed!

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Oscar said...

Just read an article on scientific writing which said about the same thing in a lot more words.Keeping things simple was one of his main points.

Rick said...

I'm over to read it.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Always rewarding to read your thoughts, Charles. I bet you are great in a classroom.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cloudia, appreciate it.

Oscar, I'm a simple kind of guy. at times. :)

Rick, preciate it, man.

Patti, I hope so!

sage said...

Well done. You make the case for story in all kind of writings. In a way, isn't learning through the scientific method a form of a "who-done-it"

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

"People learn best through stories." Well said, Charles. Early education was imparted through stories and parables. It still is in schools in many parts of the world. A teacher who teaches well is good while a teacher who tells a story and teaches is better than good.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sage, I think so. That's why stories like Darwin's discovery of natural selection can be so compelling.

Prashant, It worked for me as a kid. I remember so well through stories.

JR's Thumbprints said...

I've never been accused of "flowery language and grand descriptions" but I have been labeled a short story pugilist - pounding those words into the pavement to get my point across.

Charles Gramlich said...

JR., a short story pugilist is a pretty cool description. I've never been called that.

ivan said...

Well done, Charles, though I think I have read all the books there are on writing-- and still I'm not writin' any better. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Ivan, I've read quite a few too. The only thing that really improves the writing is writing.