A while back, I read a quote that said something to the effect of “all of us have experiences, but very few of us have stories.”
The author’s point was that we’ve all lived rich and varied lives, but very few of us have spent the time turning our essential experiences into stories we can share with others. A single, well-articulated story about ourselves can tell other people a whole lot of what they need to know about us.Stew Fortier
Steve Makofsky says that being a storyteller is one of the top three skills we should always be working on. I suck at telling stories. Most of my blog posts are scattershot ramblings without a story behind them, or at least one that I’ve told. It doesn’t come naturally.
But after reading Stew’s post, I want to work on that. Step 1: read this book. I’ll report back!