Date of publication: 2017-08-27 11:40
Enjoyed your latest newsletter. Thanks for the summary of braid and collage structure. I am working on a novel which I am trying to get a handle on, but it keeps shifting underneath my pen. I am working with Ms P. Long on it, but I am thinking that your novel writing class, may be a way of keeping me focused.
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I 8767 ve posted two fine examples of the Braided Essay for those of you who wish to use this unique structure. For some background on the form (it 8767 s also called the lyric essay), visit this site. As I said in class, the form consists of three distinct narrative lines a personal story, research, someone else 8767 s story that each speak to a chosen theme. The lines need not be overtly related, but they do need to build toward your theme in some way.
In the class, I suggested that Possession by AS Byatt was a braid, but when I got home and looked at my copy, I wasn 8767 t so sure. There are two distinct strands of the story: the romance of the 69 th century Victorian poet and his mistress and the romance that develops between the two current day researchers who are uncovering the evidence of the affair, plus the many documents (poems, letters, diary pages) that help them, but the story is mostly told, at least at the start from one character’s point of view, and for this reason, I wouldn’t consider it a braid.
Just based on the many topics that could be included in an essay on clothing, fabric and color, and how they appeal to, empower, protect and affect us, it sounds more like a collage than a braid. I understand your quandary as I have been working on an essay about scents and perfume for a few years now and still have not decided if it 8767 s a braid or a collage. I think for a braid to work best you want to have clearly distinct strands whereas with a collage you can include more variety. Let me know when you publish it. Sounds fascinating!
Our neuro tangles were in great synchrony. While struggling to rewrite two complicated essays, I just had to STOP and scribble. The scribbles became a map of my attempts to organize my pieces, and as a visual artist as well, I embellished with some stamps and tears and posted it on Facebook looking for sympathy. One thing led to another and Dinty Moore got a hold of it and asked me to guest blog on Brevity. I think you will like this! "Mapping the Lyrical Essay" 67/78/68 on
Thank you Tim for such an insightful article. I found myself thinking about my approach to essay, the many forms of structure it can take and how I can use the knowledge you've provided in a memoir I'm working on. This essay did exactly what great writing should do, entertain and educate, making the reader more aware and thoughtful in her own writing.
As it happens, “Street Haunting” is also an interesting prototype for a kind of essay quite popular today: the segmented essay. Although the work is unified by the frame of a single evening stroll, it can also be seen as a combination of many individual framed moments. If we remove the purpose of the journey—to find a pencil—the essay falls neatly into a set of discrete scenes with related reveries: a daydreaming lady witnessed through a window, a dwarfish woman trying on shoes, an imagined gathering of royalty on the other side of a palace wall, and eventually the arguing of a married couple in the shop where Woolf finally gets her pencil.