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Thursday, September 1, 2016

THE 3 BEST REASONS TO WRITE SHORT STORIES

THE 3 BEST REASONS TO WRITE SHORT STORIES

             

Reason 1: Authors have the capability to alter lives. It’s only through fiction that one can understand reality. What does that mean? Stories are catalysts in defying the natural laws of gravity. Readers, as if on a magic carpet ride, are lifted to a higher level of awareness where the unclear suddenly becomes obvious. A story’s thematic resonance has the power to change paradigms, shift priorities, and offer clues to help solve the mysteries of life.

            Reason 2: The act of sharing thoughts and imagination through story indicate your recognition that all living creatures are united in the indisputable triptych of being­—birth, life, and death, regardless of geographic location, monetary solvency, education, race, and creed.

            Reason 3: A recent article in the Wall Street Journal titled, Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love, states, “Storytelling is one way couples bond when a relationship is young.” It goes on to say, “According to new research, published this month in the journal Personal Relationships, women rated men who were good storytellers as more attractive and desirable as potential long-term partners.”


            As you can see, there is ample reason each of us must write stories. Literary expertise is not required. Proficiency can come later with study and practice. At this point, simply sharing your story is sufficient to make you an all-around better person, and I can’t think of anything more worthwhile than that.