Writers and Storytellers

Posted On Oct 23 2013 by

The great Reds and Tigers Manager Sparky Andersen once said, “Give me a guy who can hit and I’ll teach him how to catch.” I can apply that analogy to writers. A writer knows how to catch. A storyteller knows how to hit. Anyone can learn the basic fundamentals of good writing–show vs. tell, active verbs, snappy dialogue. But to be a good storyteller, one must possess a minimum prerequisite of talent and imagination. Like the hitter who bats .100, though, we still have much to learn. Story Structure I’m taking a break from the NaNoPlotMo postings. Mostly because we’re …