" The difficulty for me in writing—among the difficulties—is to write language that can work quietly on a page for a reader. Now for that, one has to work very carefully with what is in between the words. What is not said. Which is measure, which is rhythm, and so on. So, it is what you don’t write that frequently gives what you do write its power. "
-Toni Morrison, from “The Art of Fiction No. 134,” in the Paris Review (Fall 1993, No. 128)