The Mind-Picture of a Novelist

“By his very profession, a serious fiction writer is a vendor of the sensuous particulars of life, a perceiver and handler of things. His most valuable tools are his sense and his memory; what happens in his mind is primarily pictures.” 

― Wallace Stegner, On Teaching and Writing Fiction


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2 responses to “The Mind-Picture of a Novelist

  1. Our craft is to take that mental picture and convert it to words in a manner that the reader can see the same (or similar) vision in their own mind.

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