“I don’t do realism. Sometimes people will mention that something I’ve written doesn’t seem realistic and I always picture them looking at a Chagall and thinking the same thing. You can say, “I don’t like what you do, or I don’t like Chagall, or I don’t like Picasso” but saying that these things are not realistic is irrelevant.”
So says James Patterson, the world’s best-selling author
I’m not a huge fan of Patterson’s dark fiction, but his writing advice is spot-on. I agree wholeheartedly about realism.