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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Novelists' Strengths and Weaknesses

I read the essays George Plimpton had done for Paris Review about how Hemingway and other great ones got their paragraphs hung together, and I tried to diagnose my own talents, and lack of them. I decided I was adept at description, good at moving narration along, and dialogue was no problem. I had no idea whether I could develop a plot or how I could shape chapters.

Tony Hellerman, Seldom Disappointed, 2001 

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