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July 25, 2014

What Makes A Good Story?

Everyone loves a good story. We all have our favorite movie, TV series and song. But do any of us recognize...

...the basic elements of a truly memorable story?

As a writer, or teacher or even as a viewer or listener, recognizing the most essential features of a well-told story helps us express ourselves and understand (and remember) the stories we hear far better.

Here's a recent column on the dynamics of story telling from the point of view of professional story tellers - http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/374941/what-makes-a-story-great/.

A compelling and memorable story has characters and situations we can identify with, a realistic conflict and a satisfying conclusion.

On a somewhat unrelated note, I just recently set up a Twitter account. I invite you to 'follow' me on Twitter.

I'll keep you posted on how useful Twitter actually is.

Morf

Also, Morf just might be available to visit your school or agency this coming September. You can contact him at mmorf@mail.com. He's always interested in talking about words, films, music and American culture in general.

Posted by mmorf at July 25, 2014 01:07 PM

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