We are made of stories


We tell ourselves stories in order to live. ~Joan Didion

Storytelling is as old as time. Fables, myths and fairy tales are passed from generation to generation. We are always looking for meaning and ways to explain the things that happen to us. Telling a story is the best way to do this.

In our post on The Science of Storytelling, we explained how reading a story lights up the language parts of our brains and any other part of the brain that we would use if we were actually experiencing what we’re reading. It would be foolish to underestimate the power of stories.

To be a person is to have a story to tell. ~Karen Blixen

This beautiful poster is made by Risa Rodil, a young designer, illustrator and letterer. Her art revolves around brightly coloured typography and retro illustrations.

Visit risarodil.com

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. ~Muriel Rukeyser

If you want to learn how to write a book, join our Writers Write course in Johannesburg or sign up for our online course.

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  1. Anonymous

    Love it! That is so clever — and so true!!

    Hugs,

    Diane

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