Stories affirm who we are. We all want affirmations that our lives have meaning and nothing has a greater affirmation than when we connect with stories. It can cross the barriers of time — past, present, and future, and allow us to experience the similarities of ourselves and through others, real and imagined.
Make the audience care
The audience wants to work, they just don’t want to know they’re doing it. Good stories have a well-organized absence of information. When a compelling character can’t completely express what they’re feeling, the audience can’t help but think and fill in the pieces. [Read more…]