There are different and manifold ways in which an imaginative writer may approach the quest for form . I write critical essays but I must confess that many of these are prompted by discoveries one makes as an imaginative writer. Discoveries that open unsuspected doors and windows on the works of other writers one may not have appreciated before. This seems to me a hopeful capacity in that one witnesses, in a strange way, curious fissures that appear in one's biases.
Harris, Wilson, The quest for form, Kunapipi, 5(1), 1983.