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Structure Is Science

Jul 3rd, 2016

This is why I love Melanie:

There is great resistance in the academic community to the idea that a theory can accurately explain what is going on in story structure. People--usually the people in charge--don't want there to be an explanation for what stories are. They believe such a thing would rob the writing process of its mystery--turn it from magic to science. And they are right! Structure IS science--but the act of writing creatively will always require magic.

From Writing--Science or Magic?. Clearly both. Does anyone not get that by now?