All That is Seen

The Writer’s Chronicle

“When I was a figure model years ago, the artists preferred me to pose in ways that created angles, opportunities for shadow and light. Maybe I’d place a hand on my hip to form a triangle between my arm and my body, or draw my knee closer to my body to create another triangle between my leg and the floor… In fiction, however, negative space is more difficult to point to. It’s more of an idea than an easily mapped-out triangle. And yet, by examining different writers, I found compositional ways to build negative space in fiction.”