One of the perks of hosting Women’s Fiction Writers is being able to read and think about the interviews before they “go live” on the Internet. I love what Author Mingmei Yip has to say about incorporating culture into fiction. She says, “The more you know, the more lightly you can use your learning when you write.” I hadn’t thought of it that way before. When a writer knows a subject well, he or she can be more judicious in parceling out that information in the book. With an inherent understanding of this element in a novel,there’s no need to beat the reader over the head with it. (And they are grateful) Do you agree? Share your thoughts!
And please welcome Mingmei Yip to Women’s Fiction Writers!