Category Archives: WRITING

IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU

Q&A with Kim Pearson, Question 5: Q: If you could share just one piece of advice or wisdom about story/storytelling/narrative with readers, what would it be? A: I put a sticky note on my computer which says “It’s not about you.” Even if you are telling your own life story, it’s still not about you. It’s about your readers or… (more…)

The difference in writing a report, a novel, and a poem about the same subject.

The Police Report, The Novel, and The Poem by Keith Bond This article is by Keith Bond, Regular contributing writer for FineArtViews. Suppose a crime happened in your city or town. Three people write about it. First is a police officer who responded to the incident. The officer writes in exacting detail everything that happened. Nothing is left out. It… (more…)