• An article by Meg Bortin was featured
    September 2017
    I'm not a novelist, but from what I hear the characters in a novel are often composites of people the author knows or has observed, among them friends – who may or may not be content with a portrait in which they see aspects of themselves....
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  • An article by Meg Bortin was featured
    September 2017
    When you sit down to write, how much is truth and how much fiction? If you’re writing a personal story, should you call it a memoir or a novel? Or, to put it differently, what constitutes truth in creative writing? I gave this matter...
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  • An article by Meg Bortin was featured
    July 2016
    When you sit down to write, how much is truth and how much fiction? If you’re writing a personal story, should you call it a memoir or a novel? Or, to put it differently, what constitutes truth in creative writing? I gave this matter...
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  • An article by Meg Bortin was featured
    July 2016
    I'm not a novelist, but from what I hear the characters in a novel are often composites of people the author knows or has observed, among them friends – who may or may not be content with a portrait in which they see aspects of themselves....
    See more
  • December 2014
    You're right -- the whole promotion thing is such a drag that it makes you wonder why you'd ever write another book. And yet here I sit, embarking on a new one. Which is utterly fun. I was a dismal failure as a promoter for the last one, which I...
  • Meg Bortin commented on her article Notes From Underground
    June 2014
    It's when the conscious mind blocks out the unconscious that we get stuck. My motto: To start creating, stop thinking so much!
  • May 2014
    I agreed with everything in this post. I often find I'll be writing and get stuck on a thought or idea. I will get up and walk around the house, or make a cup of coffee, heck even just go pee and pow, It will re-generate the story. I'm usually off...
  • May 2014
    Yes....I usually try to do a type of meditation...or play....or engage in another art form, when I can't think of where to go next in my writing.

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