DANCING FORM

Today's wise quote comes from Lisa Dale Norton's great book SHIMMERING IMAGES: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir. This particular quote applies nicely to structuring fiction as well as nonfiction.

"When you get to the structure stage of composition, you have to be willing to allow the two sides of your brain to dance together, sometimes being led by the logical, I have a structure la di da side and sometimes being guided by the hey let's let this stuff float around and show me the meaning side. That requires a leap of faith that unnerves many. And I know that. Regardless, I urge you forward in this process, because it works. Stay the course."

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