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Philip Larkin: comments on writing believable and convincing prose
“Did I believe it? Did I care?” Poet and writer Philip Larkin made some valuable comments when explaining his criteria for judging the 1977 Booker Prize – a UK award for best fiction. His comments are a challenge to any Christian writer. If we write testimonies, the reader should find the story believable. Exaggeration, gushing, preachiness, will detract from the story.