The Prompter Room

For Friday, July 20, 2018:

 

Every writer of fiction wants to tell many stories, but we know that we can’t tell all the stories — certainly not simultaneously. We know we must pick one story, well, one central story; we have to be selective. The art of the writer is to find as much as one can in that story, in that sequence … in that time (the timeline of the story), in that space (the concrete geography of the story).

Susan Sontag, AT THE SAME TIME: ESSAYS AND SPEECHES

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