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the focus on the story

February 12, 2015

In an interview with Alice Te Punga Somerville, Paula Morris once stated: “I’m enjoying writing YA. I like the focus on the story, the pacing of it.” I just found this an interesting statement. Not to misread a statement of pleasure or read overmuch into it, but it hints at a (personal?) definition of the genre…

Ref: (p.195) ‘Paula Morris: Interviewed by Alice Te Punga Somerville’ in Words Chosen Carefully: New Zealand Writers in Discussion pp.176-196, Ed. Siobhan Harvey. Cape Catley Ltd: Auckland 2010

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