The Craft of a Storyteller

“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” This six-word story, often attributed to Hemingway, is an emotional tragedy. With just six words a writer can communicate a whole story. What do you think of when you hear the term story? Probably books and movies come to mind. Long narratives of heroes and foes acting in their worlds. But story is more prevalent than that. Because our brains are wired to think in stories....

March 23, 2020 · 6 min