What’s In A Story: Write and Read

Lately I’ve been writing pieces on the nature of storytelling. This should be the last piece in the mini-series, for I am running out of ideas and readers are perhaps charging me with beating a dead horse. So, I figure it appropriate to close with some practical remarks on writing stories. As storytellers, we should write and read stories well. What follows is some advice to both readers and writers on how to do that. Though I write, I’m hardly a writer; so take my advice as you would your french fries—with plenty of salt and maybe some ketchup. For more in-depth tricks of the trade, I refer my reader to Stephen King’s On Writing or Strunk & White’s Elements of Style.… Read more...

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