We All Need Story
We live in an age of shallow learning and ephemeral content. Listicles, life-hack videos and punchy self-help books claim to hold the answers when really it’s in something more simple and enjoyable. It’s in fiction. This is because every work of fiction is, at its core, a story. Humans learn through metaphor. Brené Brown says it best, “Story is data with a soul.”
By returning to great stories our society can change for the better. I believe in sharing and creating positive stories with the goal that it replaces the ephemeral and toxic content we see all over the internet.
For more on this topic, read my free book, Why You Need Fiction: A primer on the importance of story. It’s a short book you can read during a meal. Claim your copy below
After you’ve read it…
Thank you for taking the time to read it, I do not take your attention for granted. Let me know what you thought. Also, I’d love to hear about the books you’re currently reading. Let me know on Facebook. 🙂
What I’m Working On
I keep a running list of the projects I’m making. Today I’m spending time each day to write the following:
- Grigsby Series – a satirical series about a crazy financier who gets into all sorts of adventures. Think of Grigsby Ives Pemberton as an amalgam of Hunter S. Thompson, John Bulishi, and Bruce Wayne.
- Tuckernuck Island – (coming soon) this is a grounded-science fiction novel that’s set to debut by 2018.