On Being Reminded

“Their revelations are so true I feel not so much like I’m being taught, as reminded.”

~ Student, on Good Novels, in presentation just now.

 

What a powerful reminder of the purpose of a good story. Reminds me of another quote that I’ve forgotten the source of:

Your job as a writer is simply to remind readers of what they’ve forgotten. Of bringing back to remembrance what was long ago.

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