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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The Structure Of Non-fiction

"Nonfiction writers have been out collecting material and now they're getting ready to write, and they've got a great mound of stuff on a table. What are they going to do with it? When I was young, I was so bewildered about how to cope with all that material. Leaning on structural planning is what got me out from under a 50-ton rock that was lying on my chest."

- For the legendary John McPhee, it's structure, structure, structure


  • I agree with him entirely.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:26 AM  

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