First time I've wandered into this room.
What a great start! I've been devoted to poetry and haven't been reading novels much for years. Lotsa factual prose though.
Your initial posting was all new to me, I've read much but never had a course in literature writing or for that matter recognized the options the author has. I'm not
even very sure of which of your forms I prefer.
Fran, with poetry, I've been concentration on form to the detriment of message. Here you concentrate on form very similarly. I know this, in novels I've missed much by never appreciating the ploys the author used to entertain me.
I especially like the novel that's full of characters and sub plots such as Arthur Hailey wrote. Often chapters totally change the venue and so I expect Hailey must have changed the form in his novels frequently. Now I must go and reread one.
Any chance you could ID yours and if it's available, point me at it?
(My muse has been dormant lately, anyway.)
This last half hour was a delightful learning experience!
Cheers, Ron jgd
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