In a blog post on 18th March, 2005, Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow, said,
“I write to make a record of all that I know and all that I have seen. A mentor of mine said to me: ‘The world is going crazy. Write all you can, so when someone comes to survey the wreckage of our society, they can look at our books and see what the hell happened.’
And that’s all I am trying to do.”
Writers must be true to what they believe to be the purpose of their writing – whatever that purpose may be. That’s what I am trying to do – be true to the purpose of my writing. Are you?