Truman Capote wrote what he called a “nonfiction novel,” In Cold Blood, which is regarded by many as a groundbreaking book in terms of its form and subject matter. Here’s what he had to say about writing in general:

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

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