Take Five: #19: A good story

Take Five
Five-minute reads about writing
to help you with NaNoWriMo
Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2011
Courtesy: Sasha Soren (Random Magic)
Twitter: @RandomMagicTour

#19: A good story

Question (Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf)What do you believe makes a good story?

Answer (Sasha Soren, author of Random Magic): Something that sparks curiosity about a particular tale or character, some small detail that intrigues you and leads to a larger story. 

Beautiful or poetic writing. Emotional resonance. Creativity or originality. Something that nourishes your mind, heart and soul. A story that makes you think, or reflect.

A good story is one that leaves you better, happier, wiser, than you were before you read it, in a way. It gives to you, instead of taking away from you.

About this series

The Take Five series is curated by Sasha Soren, author of Random Magic. You can find out more about the book here, if you like: