Why Meta Matters

Metafiction is the narrative quest for narrative, an attempt through stories to understand what stories are.

Why do stories matter? Because we are stories.

Continue reading “Why Meta Matters”

The Early History of Metafiction

What are the earliest instances of metafiction, or fiction about fiction? I don’t know much about early Chinese literature, but the story I told of the invention of writing in Hunters, the First Readers to Write a Story could be called metafictional, since it is a story about the invention of writing itself.

Continue reading “The Early History of Metafiction”