Short and Sweet Advice for Writers – Keep Your Promises

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Your story isn't just a meandering journey through the wilderness. Where have you promised to take your readers? Your story isn’t just a meandering journey through the wilderness. Where have you promised to take your readers?

I own many books on the craft of writing, and I think the “Best Title” award goes to A Story is a Promise by Bill Johnson. And, guess what? The book lives up to its promise.

Stories have been with us since the beginning. Even before we had language we told stories, using pantomime and pictures. Stories are not just a nice-to-have form of entertainment. They are how we perceive, explain, and process our world. Stories teach, inspire, and help us find meaning to our lives. They provide emotional and spiritual sustenance in the same way that food and water provide physical sustenance. Stories help us define who we are to others, and – more importantly – to ourselves.

book story promiseIn A Story is a Promise, Johnson explains (in a very step-by-step…

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