#WritingQuoteFebruary #15

When I grew up I had the kind of family who did not, on the whole, read fiction. 

Even now, my mother prefers biographies, my sister reads mainly non-fiction; and it has made me think, many times over, why I am, and always will be, a fiction girl.

In the end, it boils down to the fact that I LOVE stories in a completely irrational way. My brain is wired for story. When I was looking after young children at home, the last thing I wanted to read was a book about how to be a better mother. No, give me kingdoms and dragons and battles and danger! That was what I craved. Needed, even. And to a degree, I still feel this way: fiction is not less worthy to me. It is simply less constrained.

And now, for the first time, I have come across a quote that sums it up, better than I could ever say it. Today’s quote is from Neil Gaiman.

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“Stories may well be lies, but they are good lies that say true things, and which can sometimes pay the rent.”

Neil Gaiman


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