Friday, May 30, 2008

Maps of the Imagination

As writers, no matter whether our tendency is toward expansion or compression, we must gauge what to leave blank, and why. We need to be sure to choose our blanks, rather than simply omit parts of the fictional world that seem to large or complicated or bothersome to include....The challenge is to create a world that is realistically complex. Then we need to create such a persuasive whole that the reader isn't distracted by the necessary absences.

Maps of the Imagination, Peter Turchi

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