RARA-AVIS: Re: Name Your Poison

From: JIM DOHERTY ( jimdohertyjr@yahoo.com)
Date: 01 Sep 2006


Re your comment below:

"This talk of the 'it really happened' defense reminds me that, in an interview (in Rolling Stone?), John Irving said students often whined that in repsonse to his criticism. His stock response was that there was no real story that could not be made better."

That reminds me of a comment Al Collins made in response to criticism that he changed facts around in his historical mystery novels to suit the story he was telling.

"God's a great storyteller," Collins said, "but He's a lousy plotter. That's why He created writers."


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