Structure Is Your Friend

April 12th, 2005 · No Comments
by Booksquare

As we’re not sure that blockquotes within blockquotes validate (and heaven help us if we fail to validate!), we are going to simply blockquote this quote we found on Shaken & Stirred:

That is the great thing about genre. It’s as much about structures created in the mind of the reader as in the structure or pattern of the text itself. Genre isn’t just a box to be stuck in; it’s also a window to look through.

Yes, thank you, Michael Chabon. Structure is not bad. It’s worked for generations of architects. If we may be trite (and, really, who’s going to stop us?), the only limits in genre fiction are in your imagination.

Oh yes, definitely time for a glass of wine.

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