Hiding in Plain Sight



One of the most liberating things about writing fiction is the ability to be completely honest.

Honesty is an increasingly rare and frowned upon opportunity. As a writer however, you have the freedom to say whatever you want about anyone or anything… and the beautiful thing is that no one even has to know.

This, I think, is one of the greatest appeals of fiction writing. You can express your thoughts or feelings on any subject, no matter how controversial, but you can literally invent another person to say it for you. You can show it through any situation that you can create. You can wrap it up in an analogy that people may never even see through. But you get to say it, and that’s what matters. That’s more than a lot of people ever get.

Your only limitation is your imagination and your ability to come up with creative and interesting disguises for what you want to say.

Then all that matters is whether or not you have something worth saying, because in the end, that’s what really matters.

3 thoughts on “Hiding in Plain Sight

  1. I don’t know how I missed this post! 😯

    Anyway… Well said! I get exactly what you mean (which is a great surprise to you, I’m sure πŸ˜‰ ) and I agree. It is wonderfully liberating, isn’t it?

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