A story is like a house…. #writing #amwriting


“A story is not like a road to follow … it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. You can go back again and again, and the house, the story, always contains more than you saw the last time. It also has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you.”
Alice Munro, Selected Stories, 1968-1994      


Fab quote or what? I loved this quote so much I just had to share..

Lets all build houses writers!


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21 thoughts on “A story is like a house…. #writing #amwriting

  1. Brilliant quote! Thanks for sharing it. It has me all in my head thinking how we writes live in sooooo many houses. We are like wealthy people except some of the houses we live in are still unfinished. All in time. 🙂

  2. I like that analogy. Entering a story world is kind f like going into a house. I like thinking of it that way. 🙂

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