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.
The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. ~Muriel Rukeyser
If you enjoyed this post, read:
- The Story Goal – The Key To Creating A Solid Plot Structure
- Is your story goal strong enough to support your novel?
- Proust’s Questionnaire – 35 Questions Every Character Should Answer
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