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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Minimum Words

Look what Don DeLillo does in The Body Artist, with so few words and without hitting the reader over the head again and again with his intention (as I would have done):

"The ferry ran on schedule and this was reason enough to make the trip now and then.

The plan was to organize time until she could live again."  (p. 37)

That's the end of the paragraph. In fact it comes right before a break of white space indicating a new scene.

Like the break just above this line, only I haven't started a new scene a new idea. So now let's do that.

I give up.

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