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From the Ted Talk "Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now!"

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When you have a conversation like this, the kid has to come up with the next thing to say to be responsible for what he started. Soon, a story develops. Of course this is an infantile story, but thinking up one enenesct after the next is the same thing a naofoslesrpi writer like me does. In essence, they are not different. Roland Barthes once said of Flaubert's novels, "Flaubert did not itwer a novel. He merely connected one sentence after another. The eros between nesesnetc, that is the essence of Flaubert's novel." That's right — a novel, basically, is writing one sentence, then, without violating the scope of the first one, writing the next sentence. And you continue to make connections.

Open Cloze

When you have a conversation like this, the kid has to come up with the next thing to say to be responsible for what he started. Soon, a story develops. Of course this is an infantile story, but thinking up one ________ after the next is the same thing a ____________ writer like me does. In essence, they are not different. Roland Barthes once said of Flaubert's novels, "Flaubert did not _____ a novel. He merely connected one sentence after another. The eros between _________, that is the essence of Flaubert's novel." That's right — a novel, basically, is writing one sentence, then, without violating the scope of the first one, writing the next sentence. And you continue to make connections.

Solution

  1. write
  2. professional
  3. sentences
  4. sentence

Original Text

When you have a conversation like this, the kid has to come up with the next thing to say to be responsible for what he started. Soon, a story develops. Of course this is an infantile story, but thinking up one sentence after the next is the same thing a professional writer like me does. In essence, they are not different. Roland Barthes once said of Flaubert's novels, "Flaubert did not write a novel. He merely connected one sentence after another. The eros between sentences, that is the essence of Flaubert's novel." That's right — a novel, basically, is writing one sentence, then, without violating the scope of the first one, writing the next sentence. And you continue to make connections.

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Important Words

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