I am just back from the Mayborn conference in Texas, where I delivered a manifesto of sorts and drew a strict line between the standards of fiction and nonfiction. My so-called “Vow of Chastity” lists 10 points of contention that have generated a lot of discussion.
So what is going on here? I’ve just published a list of fairly conservative standards and practices for nonfiction, and now I want to host a live chat on how we can cross the boundaries between fact and fiction? As Sarah Palin might say, “You betcha!”
Fiction and nonfiction share a border. The name of that border is “Storytelling.” In this week’s writing chat , we talked about the strategies and standards that govern all good storytelling, and explored how to use them responsibly and creatively.
You can replay the chat here: