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As an actor, you try to bring as much of yourself to a part to try and create a feeling of authenticity and emotional truth and resonance.
You know, comedy's hard. With drama, you have a responsibility to the emotional truth, but with comedy, you have emotional truth and you have technique on top of it.
I always think it's interesting to dig a little bit deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth.
I always felt and still feel that fairy tales have an emotional truth that is so deep that there are few things that really rival them.
Reading 'Youth in Revolt' might have ruined my career because suddenly I wanted to abandon all the emotional truth of something and just go out far on a literary limb with completely implausible things that relied completely on voice and humor. And what saved me is realizing that I couldn't do that very well.
A novel should be an experience and convey an emotional truth rather than arguments.
Readers embrace all kinds of characters as long as they are written with emotional truth.
I don't think there's any topic a writer should feel afraid of tackling just because it has already been discussed. If you feel you have a fresh perspective and an understanding of a certain emotional truth, it's always worth writing.
When you're trying to paint a portrait of a very specific world, you're trying to show what makes the world different. So, sometimes it means exaggerating certain kind of aspects, but I don't think it's that important or it's that much of an issue as long as you get an emotional truth across.
I write so that people will read what I write. I don't want to write a book that a thousand people read, or just privileged people read. I want to write a book whose emotional truth people can understand. For me, that's what it's about.
The way I navigate scenes is through what I perceive to be the emotional truth of the character: what he wants from moment to moment.
In order to deliver the emotional truth in the story, you have to include some of the literal truth.
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