Negative Space is a Positive for Creative Writers

The spark ignites where once was dark or white space.

Negative space refers to the emptiness around a work of art, the white space of a canvas embracing a few lines or image. Graphic artists know the concept well. It is the whiteness of a magazine or newspaper story with nary a word or image. It allows the eye to focus on the foreground, be…



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Camille Cusumano

Author(ity) in/on San Francisco. Novel, essay, memoir. Teaches tango. Travel, outdoors, culture. Former editor at VIA Mag.