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What Makes a Good Story? Thanks to Heidi for finding this.
« on: February 16, 2016, 11:13:12 AM »
http://www.simonmorden.com/about/essays/what-makes-a-good-story/

‘A good story, well told.’
by Simon Morden

Judging the 2005 Arthur C Clarke award meant reading 47 novels in a few months. It also meant working out what I thought made a good story – something I could compare the diverse styles and subjects against – or doom myself to thrashing around in a sea of indecision.
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For me, ‘story’ has three parts. It needs a plot, it needs characters, and it needs a setting. If I find all three, I stand a chance at finding a good story.

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The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. -Muriel Rukeyser, poet and activist (15 Dec 1913-1980)

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I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
-Mohandas K. Gandhi