If your book isn’t good enough, you aren’t close enough

“If your picture isn’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.”

Robert Capa, War Photographer

Get what he means?

Can you see him with his camera in hand edging closer to the exploding bombs and spurting machine guns? Can you see him get close to the victims and their suffering and sorrow? Can you see him get close to the ones being responsible?

Now apply that to your book project.

Are you close enough to the characters? The pain, anger, pleasure, fear? Are you daring to go close enough to yourself?