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The Natural Shape of a Story

Truman Capote was asked in an interview by Patti Hill, “How does one arrive at short-story technique?” His answer applies to novels as well: “Since each story presents its own technical problems, obviously one can’t generalize about them on a two-times-two-equals-four basis. Finding the right form for your story is simply to realize the most natural way of telling the

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