What I like about non-fiction is that it covers such a huge territory. The best non-fiction is also creative.
– Tracy Kidder
The one thing emphasized in any creative writing course is ‘write what you know,’ and that automatically drives a wooden stake through the heart of imagination. If they really understood the mysterious process of creating fiction, they would say, ‘You can write about anything you can imagine.’
– Tom Robbins
My father’s father wrote for a Philadelphia newspaper and aspired to be a playwright. We had in our house a couple of crazy unproduced plays that he had written. For the one creative writing class I took in my life, I didn’t do any writing – I decided that I would plagiarize his terrible play to not fail the class.
– Stephen Gaghan