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Scott Lax Blog

"Nothing More Than Telling Stories"

As you likely know, author Frank McCourt died yesterday. The "New York Times" wrote, "His students learned from him that literature was nothing more — and nothing less — than the telling of stories."

That says it all, and it's why my introductory class coming up is called "How to Tell a Story."

It's not about sounding important, or smart, or clever. Writing literature is telling stories. Truman Capote said, "What I am trying to achieve is a voice sitting by a fireplace telling you a story on a winter's evening."  Read More