But even Dark Matter is good at something I can’t do at all. I can conceive big ideas and make the fine details sparkle, but I still haven’t learned how to do medium-scale storytelling, to keep a multi-thread narrative going page after page. Now I’m thinking I’ll have to bring in some tropes to do that, because I’m not good enough to be completely original on every level. Even my weirdest favorite song has verses and hooks.
Source: Ran Prieur