Why are we so fascinated with telling stories and listening to them?
Most of the time we yearn for stories to entertain us and provide us with rehearsals for our lives. We listen, watch and read to find out how others have been successful with their life struggles. We also want to know how others have found the inner strength against illnesses, self-doubt, loss, grief and disappointments.
Children turn to their family to hear stories of life events for reassurance and guidance. They enjoy hearing often repeated fairy tales, stories about their parent’s youth and what they did when they were younger.
Adults tell stories at work, during family gatherings, when socializing with friends and whenever possible. Adults research ancestry sources and go to relatives to learn about their inheritance.
Some writers prefer marketing to people who want to be entertained by fiction stories which can be based in reality or strictly the imagination. Sometimes it’s a combination of reality and creativity in a world of made up stories.
A writer is someone who writes. An author is someone who publishes writings. The top classifications are non-fiction and fiction.
The best writers publish their stories while getting to know themselves and their ongoing life changes. Life is a journey of changes.
What is your favorite reading genre? Writing genre?
Why do you want to write a story? What are your goals? Write down your answers. Review them periodically. Make update changes to stay on track with life’s changes.
“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happens when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget