There are many, many stories out there.
Stories surround us everywhere–if we just take the time to notice them.
But a great story stands out from the rest.
It becomes a part of you.
It has pieces of your own story within the story.
One example is Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, a story about the relationship between a father and a son.
Because of this relationship, if you are a father or a son, the story draws you in closer and connects with you more.
Great stories are personal and connect us to the past, present or future.
Conflict is another requirement, as there has to be a problem to solve or a challenge to face.
Without conflict, nothing happens and the plot does not move forward.
Great stories require some form of tension.
Tension must include strong emotion such as: life, death, love or loneliness.
Lousy stories bore us.
Because they don’t connect us to these powerful emotions.
An unclear story causes confusion.
The question must be asked…
What kind of stories are you telling?
What kind of stories are you sharing?
The words you write and stories you tell must be shared or they are not stories–rather they are just internal dialogues in your head.
You have a story to share and I want to help you do it.
I have an awesome course called Write Publish Share coming soon in October!
This course will help you write, publish and share your story.
I’ll take you through the entire process of writing a book and even help you share it with the world.
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