• β€œThe author makes a tacit deal with the reader. You hand them a backpack. You ask them to place certain things in it β€” to remember, to keep in mind β€” as they make their way up the hill. If you hand them a yellow Volkswagen and they have to haul this to the top of the mountain β€” to the end of the story β€” and they find that this Volkswagen has nothing whatsoever to do with your story, you're going to have a very irritated reader on your hands.”

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