Write it out of some emotion of yours you never understood, or some decision you made you’re not sure if you regret; but never once name that emotion or let me see the decision. I want what’s underneath. Make it short. Remember the world never had a plot, & that there’s no difference between a “myth” & commuting to work, they’re just two really excellent ways of narrating the life out of life.
Someone posted a counterpoint, or perhaps a complimentary point, from Guy Gavriel Kay.
MJH does tend to the antagonistic when making points about literature (and gaming), but they are never less than interesting.