J A M E S H O O K E R
Don't scatter the story; keep it simple, stupid. The words "complex" and "scattered" are two completely different things; a good story can be complicated but never scattered. Complex doesn't stray too far from simple.
Another thought: Never feel "compelled" to write a bridge just because some guy at a seminar, or a book on the subject you read, says you must! You're an artist. Think like an artist. Better still, don't think - do it!
A prime example below, including all 17,320 verses.
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