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Of Writers and Readers

(This article uses the singular gender neutral they, them and their when the gender of the antecedent is indefinite.)

I think of fiction as a collaborative effort between the writer and the reader. The writer provides the schema, and the reader fills in the blanks with their imagination. This requires respecting the reader, trusting their insight. Perhaps the best piece of writing advice I've ever received is "never tell the  Read More 
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