The raw truth, the literal truth, and the truth of a “lie”

Confessional booth
“William Unger, etching after Ludwig Passini’s ‘The Confession’” by blacque_jacques


Photo by Chase Alias.


“Surrender” by Bhumika.B. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0


“Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph, ‘His Master’s Voice’, The Original RCA Music Puppy Dog Logo Symbol for Advertising” by Beverly & Pack is licensed with CC BY 2.0.
“Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph, ‘His Master’s Voice’, The Original RCA Music Puppy Dog Logo Symbol for Advertising” by Beverly & Pack is licensed with CC BY 2.0.


If you make your novel into a sandbox, castles will emerge.


What does it really mean to be a “real” writer?

Quote from Alexander Chee’s NaNoWriMo pep talk


Rejection is a sign that you’re pushing boundaries, opening doors.


We are making birds, not bird cages.


A goal without a deadline is like a ship without a captain.


Our imagination thrives when pressure is applied, when boundaries are set.

Grant Faulkner

Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, co-founder of 100 Word Story, writer, tap dancer, alchemist, contortionist, numbskull, preacher.

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