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The Writer's Guide to Beginnings by William Martin, Paula Munier

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Chapter Seven

The Structure of Revelation

The End of the Beginning

“All writing is that structure of revelation.

There’s something you want to find out.

If you know everything up front in the beginning,

you really don’t need to read further

if there's nothing else to find out.”

—Walter Mosley

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

—Winston Churchill

Right before I started writing this section of the book, I spent some time with the extraordinary writer Robert Olen Butler. I met the Pulitzer-Prize-winning author at the St. Augustine Author-Mentor Novel Workshop, which is run by our mutual pal and writer Michael Neff. St. Augustine is a lovely beach town with great restaurants; ...

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