Stories are formalized communication
People tell stories for all kinds of reasons, but for me, storytelling is connection. Storytelling is one of the only forms of communication where the act of communicating is a source of joy. Few of us look forward to writing or receiving email, and texting is as banal as junk mail these days.
But stories remains a form of communication where the connection itself is the point.
I love writing stories, but I also love writing about stories: the process of making them, where to read the best ones, and how people can get better at reading and writing them.
If you follow me or subscribe to my newsletter, that's what you can expect: stories and articles about stories—told with as much enthusiasm and craft as I can muster.