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I once thought legal writing and fiction writing were complete opposites and totally incompatible. Creativity distracts from the point the lawyer is trying to make (usually), while structure and repetition limits the novelist’s imagination (again, usually). One could be a lawyer and write legal documents. Or one could be a novelist and write stories. But the same mind could not do both.

Now that I am doing both kinds of writing, I have realized how very wrong I was. As I sink deeper…

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Ellis C. Bard

lawyer by day, writer by dawn. Writing YA fiction, high fantasy.