Why stories?

As 2015 wraps up, what is one thing you are proud about yourself? What is one thing you want to accomplish in the new year? What is the best book you read in 2015? Only one thing each—being selective is hard, but it’s an essential trait of a successful writer. Comment below with your answers.

Thank you for reading my blog! 2016 has potential for some big changes, and I look forward to getting to know more of you! In the meantime, I’m taking some time off to read and spend time with family, but I want to leave you with this quote from Robert McKee’s Story:

Story isn’t a flight from reality but a vehicle that carries us on our search for reality, our best effort to make sense out of the anarchy of existence.

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2 thoughts on “Why stories?

  1. Lara says:

    1) I’m logical, but some things make me feel very deeply. I’m starting to see this as a strength. Call me Spock.
    2) Screen time allowance so I spend the rest of my time on what is more important.
    3) Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It’s high-concept, and fate vs. choices debate is a cool metaphor for plot- vs. character-driven storytelling. (Hint: the lasting stories have both!)

    • amymorrisjones says:

      I just finished Maybe in Another Life this week–good read! The ending was an interesting twist on the usual HEA I expected.

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