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The subtext of this story (income taxes, dividend cuts … or not) …

Amanda Coyne (10.31.2013)At one point in college I took a writing class. (I know what the readers of this blog are thinking at this point, “he should have taken more!!” But that’s not the point of this piece.)

The professor had a particular point of view that he hammered in class after class. Writing, particularly fiction but also sometimes non-fiction writing, he argued, is really about conveying “subtext.” The story on the surface is never the real story; the real story is always in the “subtext.” Continue reading