What do you write when there’s nothing left to say? Or maybe there’s too much to say and you no longer have the heart to say it – you’re all “said out”?
In the end, maybe, you return to your first love: fiction.
You’re not sure that your resolve will stand strong – that you can resist commenting on “current events” or sharing an opinion of the day. But you are resolved to try. Not because you’ve acquiesced and abdicated the right to speak freely, but because you know that words are more powerful than matches and dry kindling, mightier than swords, possibly even crueler than grenades, and deep in your heart, you’re still a pacifist.
You are a writer, through and through, but the awesome power of words terrifies you, even as it thrills you to the core.
Speeches are for politicians.
“Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth.”
― Albert Camus
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