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STAYING ON TRACK: THE RED THREAD OF THE NARRATIVE

To stay on track, keep an eye on the red thread of your story. (Image via photos-public-domain.com)
As my favorite literary parable suggests (see sidebar), telling the story of a life is a lot like carving an elephant from a block of stone. The "elephant" is the story of someone else's life in potentia, while the block of stone is the mass of unprocessed research in which the story is hiding. Here and in future posts, I want to discuss the creative process of rendering the elephant visible, not only to the eye of the reader but in the mind of the writer.  Read More 
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