23rd February, 2012
“Big-t Truths cannot: they are what they are, and they remain the same from Homer to Shakespeare to Spielberg to Joyce Carol Oates. They are the abstract truths that live behind, and in between, and beneath the other kind. Little-t truths inform us; big-T truths live inside us, and a writer doesn’t teach or preach so much as stir them to life. We feel that shiver of recognition, that sense of deepening alignment with the values of the novel, as we live vicariously through the characters and arrive at a sense of what it all means.”
— how to find the Big Meaning of your novel ( blog) that will make your readers fall wildly in love with you | Justine Musk / I needed the reminder that focusing on the front story is the important part, just tonight.