Deep POV: Confessions of a Christian Writer

The ramblings of an emergent-realistic-edgy-working-for-God-and-the-pay-isn’t-that-great-sometimes-confused-christian-fiction writer (uh, that would be me).

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Mr. Difficult

f a i t h * i n * f i c t i o n: Mr. Difficult

Dwelling for a moment on what he truly believes, Franzen admits to being caught between two divergent models of how fiction relates to its readers.

Status: Great novels are works of art. Those who create them, geniuses who deserve any and all credit due to them. Value exists separately from whether people enjoy a book or not.

Contract: The first purpose of writing is to connect. A novel deserves attention only as long as the author sustain's a readers interest.
Another great post by Dave. Read the whole thing!