The Importance of Nurturing Doubt in an Age of Righteousness

Fiction’s gift to us is the ability to live in the “land of ambiguity.”

Stories allow us to live the questions.

To say, “I’m not sure,” to hesitate, is to be weak in our culture.

Our sound-bite world encourages us to live in the tiny boxes of our certainty.

The hero is the one who can live and even thrive in a teetering world

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.

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

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