Apr 20, 2015

Encouragement Gone Wrong

New writers are often told that they can write a novel; it's easy. Does this leave the wrong impression? If storytelling is an art form--like music or dance or fine art--that should imply years of training and practice. Do you believe that writing a great novel is easier than painting a masterpiece, or composing a concerto?

Mar 30, 2015

The Art of Storytelling

Is there a major difference between writing and storytelling? What do all memorable stories have in common? Does great storytelling require talent? What, exactly, is it?