Jesus told them a story showing that it was necessary for them to pray consistently and never quit. Luke 18:1
An article in the NY Times said, Researchers have found that the human brain has a natural affinity for narrative construction . People tend to remember facts more accurately if they encounter them in a story rather than in a list, studies find; and they rate legal arguments more convincing when built into narrative tales rather than on legal precedent.
Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
- Robert McAfee
Stories incite emotion
Stories can conquer fear, you know. They can make the heart bigger. Ben Okri
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Stories Where are they?
To be a person is to have a story to tell.
Every person has a story!
Principles of Story Writing
BUILD your character
Why is the character in the story?
What does he want?
Where does this person hurt?
DEEPEN their struggles
Your entire story pivots upon the struggle of your main character and what he is trying to achieve, overcome or accomplish
Use both conflict and struggles
Make the struggles more personal, emotionally charged and difficult to overcome
HINT at their emotions
Show emotion through action, dialogue and body language
Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story. F. Scott Fitzgerald
SHOW their discoveries
A story is transformation unveiled Steven James
Clarify their discoveries
COMPLICATE their choices
Easy choices make weak stories
Accentuate moments of decision and illumination in your story