The following post was authored by Mike Sahno, author of the new novel, Whizzers, which blends speculative and metaphysical fiction.
“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth.” ― Khaled Hosseini
Throughout the ages, writers of fiction have sought to convey deeper meaning through their art. Storytellers don’t necessarily tell stories merely to entertain; they may also wish to inform, or to impart wisdom.
As a delivery system for universal truths―or even just personal truths―fiction probably has a pretty shaky history. Still, it’s worth investigating whether an individual work of fiction can deliver the goods when it comes to being truthful, or authentic.[Read more…] about The Authenticity of Fiction (Guest Post)