Thursday, February 28, 2013

On Fiction, A Simile

"Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, 
but still attached to life at all four corners." --Virginia Woolf

I ran across this quote recently and found myself thinking about it off and on. It's true, isn't it, how glimpses into fictional lives often link insights to our own? 

The spider web imagery continues in the writer's world: weaving plot threads, designing story threads, creating word threads, catching ideas in the web of threads.

How about the writer who is hanging on by a thread?

Hope that's not your case! Happy weekend, all.


  1. I am currently trying to weave a new story.

  2. Of course I see a story in your photo. Where is the spider? Is he friend or foe? I wonder if E.B. White started like this...

  3. Rachna, good luck on your story weaving. May all the threads come together for you :-)

    Peggy, your imagination is taking off again--thanks for the thoughts! Wondering now what image will pop up in your mind for your next story...??

  4. Love the comparison of story creation to a spider's web. Also, every now and then I forget how truly beautiful and incredible spider's webs are. Thanks for the photo reminder :) PS- I re-posted photos from the library event on my post--thanks for letting me know you couldn't see the picture!

  5. I do sometimes feel like I'm hanging on by a thread with my writing. But that's all the more challenge to weave a few more threads. One day and one word at a time. :)

  6. I love this, Kenda! It is something to think on! :) Thanks for sharing.