Musings on Stories

Musings on Stories

There's been some drama on twitter - and what else is new - involving how well a writer should know the canon and deep roots of one's culture, especially related to the genre an author chooses to write in. I'll preface this: I'm not a writer. First, Alexander Hellene's substack : Prerequisites. There's actually a lot to unpack here, but in many ways, the post hinges around this : A writer DOES have an obligation to understand the canon. You don’t have to like every single author in it. You d…

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