And the agony of it all.
Not knowing anyone.
Causing an accident upon your arrival.
And everything you try makes the situation worse.
But I was also hooked for life on the idea of reading - and telling - a great story.
Fast forward ... some years ... and I'm telling stories - in book format. In my mind, the difference between a good technician and a darn fine storyteller have become blurred.
I used to believe the difference was in how one wrote, whether it was a more organized, outlined approach or a free-flowing organic approach. But now, after reading good and not-as-good stories in both lanes, I earnestly believe it's simpler than that.
For me, the difference harkens back to the actual weaving of words. Sure, writers need to have an understanding of writing craft and a storyteller's ear for timing and drama, but the word patterns themselves are what entice readers away from reality into a land of a writer's imagining.
My answer is ... wait for it ...
|Buddy Ebsen played the Tin Man in the movie|
What's your take on this topic?
And for fun, which Wizard of Oz character do you identify the most with? Are you a Tin Man, a Cowardly Lion, a spunky Dorothy, Toto the wandering pooch, Glinda the Good Witch, or another character?
mystery and romance author
ps images about The Wizard of Oz are from Wikipedia