“To make the truth more plausible, it’s absolutely necessary to mix a bit of falsehood with it.”
I love this quote for two reasons.
Firstly, Dostoyevsky has always been my favourite author – he is a masterful storyteller.
Secondly, although my current writing project is non-fiction and based on historical research, I am looking for the story amongst the facts. And so it reminds me I must use a little imagination to make the truth more plausible
3 responses to “Dostoyevsky on truth”
Absolute truth! Attended a workshop last week on plotting, using the hero’s journey and we were shown how certain plot devices appear in every story, even biographies and other non-fiction text.
Great start to your blog, Dostevsky is rockin’ his profile pic.
Dostoyevsky – just came off a brutal 6hr Monopoly game, don’t think I could spell my own name right now.
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