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Art Of Storytelling

The more I read, the less I write

Reading and writing are two integral activities for writers. A writer must read and she must write. But lately I have found that more I read, less I write. Why is that so? There are a few reasons for that. One, I get carried away, one article leads to other, one link has ten more, […]

A story that will touch your heart

As you can tell, I am a collector of everyday stories. Here is another one: One afternoon, Martha Sweeny, was in a coin laundry outside her hometown of stonewall Texas, when half a dozen young motorcyclists suddenly roared up to the gas station next door. They were all a boisterous, rough-looking lot, and one of […]

Personal stories are all about change

Phillip Berry Osborne said: “Ultimately the key to personal-experience stories is change. Where our personal lives are concerned, in fact, change is probably the biggest single challenge we all face and share. That’s why the best personal stories explore our transition in life – if only to encourage us to accept ourselves in some new […]

Evoke the senses with your writing

E. L. Doctorow once noted, “Good writing is supposed to evoke a sensation in the reader – not the fact that it’s raining but the feeling of being rained upon.” Like the one below by Jean George, a New York writer, a master of sensory writing. After a winter storm several years ago Jean was […]