A thrilling story can be dull if told badly, but even the most mundane event can be elevated into a tale of epic scale by a good storyteller.
they say that girls are the ones who want fairy tail endings, but then again, who are the authors of fairy tales? mostly men…
You are your own journey.
Story, as I understood it by reading Faulkner, Hardy, Cather, and Hemingway, was a powerful and clarifying human invention. The language alone, as I discovered it in Gerard Manley Hopkins and Faulkner, was exquisitely beautiful, also weirdly and mysteriously evocative.
In any game, the game itself is the prize, no matter who wins, ultimately both lose the game.
A writer may not know the way at first; but if he endeavors to complete his task, he carves a path with his story, a knowledge shortcut.
A story just isn’t a story without a dragon.
I’ve always loved the night, when everyone else is asleep and the world is all mine. It’s quiet and dark-the perfect time for creativity.
I don’t really know that this story has a whole lot of things happen in it. It doesn’t really. It’s just a record of how things were in my life during this last winter. I guess things happened, but nothing out of the ordinary.
A story only matters, I suspect, to the extent that the people in the story change.