Tom Elliott

Nonfiction

I've never been entirely happy that what I write is named in terms of what it is not – this is not fiction. Still, it inspires a useful note to post above the desk:

Find out what the thing really is. Work with that. Don’t be making stuff up.

Of course, it is easy to write on a sticky note “Find out what the thing really is.” The actual finding out is harder.

But if it were easy how much fun would it be?