I wish, instead of looking for a message when we read a story, we could think, ‘Here’s a door opening on a new world: What will I find there?'”
Ursula K. Le Guin from Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction by Jeff VanderMeer
I’ve done a lot of thinking about the messages contained in my writing over the last several years. For a long time I’ve been under the impression that a piece of art, and a piece of fiction particularly, must have a theme or message in order to really be art. [Read more…] about Does Your Art Need a Message?