A Warning About Creative Nonfiction

A popular pastime for privileged creative nonfiction writers in Vancouver is to scour the country their city has made into a hinterland to (I quote): “Look for landscapes I can inflict my vision on.”

Here’s some inflicted landscape, in Vernon, British Columbia, a settlement turned into a hinterland for people wishing to write their visions somewhere.




Our readers can tell when we’re lying. Nonfiction shouldn’t be fiction. Please don’t. Real people and real places get hurt.

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