Art is self-expression. Writing is art. And while any kind of art will have natural boundaries and limits built in by its very nature, it’s not always healthy to impose unnecessary boundaries.
There are so many things we talk about as cases of “either-or,” when really, what exists is a spectrum between two things, a spectrum that blends and combines elements of opposing styles to varying degrees as the story, author, and scene dictate.
Philosophical fiction versus “Action” fiction
I wrote about this yesterday, in a post that discusses how we approach these two varieties of fiction differently, both as readers and writers.
The thing is, fiction is rarely ever purely philosophical or purely about…
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