Nancy Scott Hanway

What The Writer Must Rescue

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From the site, Advice to Writers

If you look at social media, you see this leveling of American culture. Everyone has the same photo of the same beach, the same blue water, same wedding party, same slang, same songs, same movies. We have one lingua franca. We curate ourselves for mass consumption. But real speech, in the moment, in groups of two or three, tears at the veil. What we say that is not recorded. Drunken confession. Botched jokes. The rejected advance. Campfire at a deer camp. The novel as village gossip. The writer must rescue the whispered and the regrettable.

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“The Best People” — Photo by  Quaid Lagan  on  Unsplash

“The Best People” — Photo by Quaid Lagan on Unsplash