Why I prefer nonfiction over fiction

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  1. Susan Taylor Brand

    This is fascinating; this week I’ve been thinking over my writer foibles and admitting to myself that only recently have I accepted that not everything I write must be fact-checkable. There is a rhethoric of “real life” and then there is a rhetoric of the mind … and they’re both complete. Memoir is so powerful because it incorporates both types of story — the “it really happened” and the “emotionally true.”

    1. Yes the merging of two worlds, learning more towards emotionally truths. And emotional truths can’t be fact-checked.

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