Quote of the Week: finding the new in the old – Elizabeth Engstrom

by Anna Blanch on August 18, 2008

I have come to believe that there are no new photos and few new stories, only unusual recombinations of things that have been told before. But what is new, and fresh and original is the author’s lens through which these situations are viewed. Our gift, and consequently our responsibility as writers, is to view life situation in our naturally unique way and report the truth about their meanings and values to the reading public so that they can have fresh insight into the human condition. We are each unique in the universe and, therefore, so are the stories we tell.

– Elizabeth Engstrom

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