Verisimilitude

Brando

It’s got six syllables and seven vowels, so I know what you’re saying – it better mean something good. In fact, it just might be the Holy Grail of fiction. A writer whose story lacks verisimilitude has no choice but to keep rewriting until it rings true. Ver-i-si-mi-li-tude: noun, the appearance of truth. This word […]

THE HOUNDS OF HEAVEN: Chasing Meaning On the Waterfront

Waterfront 2

My intention in posting these dispatches is not as clear to me as the consequences of writing them – I’m learning something. Analyzing fiction not only helps me in constructing my own stories , but it increases my enjoyment of watching movies and reading novels. Here’s a flick that improves with every viewing, largely because […]

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