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Chuck Palahniuk On Writing

Chuck Palahniuk on writing: “It seems that so much writing is being done in the nineteenth-century model, where every connection has to be thoroughly explained. But in minimalism you just put one detail next to another detail and you allow the reader to decide what the relationship is.”

Chuck Palahniuk Writing


  1. Matthew Iden

    Mostly agree…sometimes it’s the spaces in between that are more important.

    • Brian James Freeman

      As someone who is reading A LOT of submissions right now, I can certainly attest that sometimes people take minimalism a bit too far. If you know what you’re doing with your writing, it can be very effective, though.

      • Matthew Iden

        Elmore Leonard’s Rules of Writing: Cut out the parts people don’t read, lol.

      • Brian James Freeman

        It’s a good rule!

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