Historians have an increasingly strong incentive to tell dramatic stories which gain attention and make ‘impact’. But anyone in the business of reporting on reality… Read More »Ian Leslie on story as intellectual anaesthetic
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Less then five minutes long. Entertaining and true. (His Slaughtehouse-Five is the only successful anti-war novel I’ve read).
The next [building block of story] is the characters. Who are they? What do they want? I’m going to harp on a lot about what… Read More »Neil Gaiman on character, motivation and plot
Every successful business has a monopoly—a monopoly on what it makes that someone else can’t make the way they make it. That leaves out commodity… Read More »Seth Godin on creating a (generous) monopoly