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Stories have the power to make people feel. To give a shit. To change their opinions. To change the world

Chuck Wendig, “The Kick-Ass Writer”

One popular game that children in the Western Arctic play is called story-knifing. Here, children use a story knife to draw a series of shapes and figures in the sand, using their drawings to tell elaborate, fanciful stories.

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An awful lot of storytelling isn’t really about making people understand —- it’s about making people care.

If you look at something like “The Weast Wing”, which is probably my favourite thing ever…I’m not sure I ever understood a single episode! I don’t understand enough American politics for a start. Also, all the characters are much cleverer than me. But they all seem to care about whatever’s happening, so I’ll care too.

Steven Moffat, “The Brilliant Book 2012”, BBC Books

One of the things I love to do when I work with young writers is to disabuse them of the notion that I know what I’m doing. I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m writing a script now, and as we are speaking, I am looking at my computer, tearing out my hair, thinking, well, is this horrible, or is this going to work? I don’t know. Storytelling is always tricky.

William Goldman