in my classroom, there's a cut-out from a magazine of one of my friends holding a sign that says a story can change the world. i've believed this for some time. i bought into the whole "share your story" thing long before movies like freedom writers hit theaters. i repeat the sentiment ad naseum with my students to the point where at the end of the year, most of them tell me they will never forget the importance of story - or my obsession with it. and obsession is a good word. place me with other story-theorists and i can lose track of time talking about development and conflict and building a scene - but what really quickens my pulse? talking about your story.
i'm sharing over at beautifully broken today - click here to read more.