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How to Tell a Good Story from a Bad One

Good stories tell about the intersection of desire (“subjective expectation”) and tragedy (“cruel reality”). A story begins when our desires collide head-on with reality. Sometimes reality is impersonal, like a storm that sets into motion a flash flood that kills nine kids on a bus going to camp. But other times the cruelty is volitional.… Continue reading How to Tell a Good Story from a Bad One