Finding Truth In Fiction: The Power of Creative Storytelling

written by Max Andrew Dubinsky

“You write a lot on damaged and dysfunctional people,” one critic pointed out after reading the short story, 31 Days of May. He wanted to know what appeals to me in that sort of storytelling.

“I write what I know,” I told him.

Life is ugly. Life is broken. And therein lies its beauty. We live in a fallen world where redemption lies in being broken. That’s why I write about it.

The best stories are full of darkness. Take a look at the Bible, for example. The most religious book in our culture is full of rape, murder, incest, betrayal, sex, adultery, violence, and war. And in the end, through all of that, someone trades his life to save the lives of many. No wonder it still leaves such an impact.

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