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  •  Are there people who aren't dissatisfied with (4+ / 0-)
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    reality? Or am I just revealing myself as a writer? But couldn't you make the argument that (fiction) readers must be dissatisfied with reality, too? I think you might read or write not necessarily because you're dissatisfied with reality, but because writing or reading enriches your life in some way.

    •  Yes, I like this thought very much (1+ / 0-)
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      because writing or reading enriches your life in some way.
      Thank you!!

      Best wishes with your writing!!

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      by cfk on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 09:43:59 PM PDT

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    •  Fiction is Reality distilled: More meaningful, (3+ / 0-)
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      usually more ordered, more insightful - and you can choose which parts of reality you love (travel, romance, adventure, science, weirdness, laughter, etc.) and get concentrated doses of them.

      Like any mind-altering substance, it's okay as an icing, dangerous when you make it the whole cake of life. As a reader. As a writer, if you can make a living out of exciting escapes and colorful creation, you'd be a fool not to.

      "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

      by Brecht on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 09:50:03 PM PDT

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      •  What do you think about (3+ / 0-)
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        The Glass Menagerie?

        I am really curious.

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        by cfk on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 09:56:01 PM PDT

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        •  I really like the power, heart, bravery & wit of (2+ / 0-)
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          the Tennessee Williams I know, but I know far too little. I saw one scene from The Glass Menagerie, back in college, in my acting group.

          So really all I know are the movies of A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Night of the Iguana. Which are all 5-star movies. I really need to read more of him.

          "Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth" Samuel Johnson

          by Brecht on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 10:19:32 PM PDT

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