Last month, I attended a writers conference where Lisa Cron presented a master workshop on how neuroscience discoveries can help your story telling (and your writing). I had to leave early for an appointment, but Ms. Cron’s ideas about the importance of story telling and how stories influence our everyday decisions stuck with me.
So, I looked her up when I got home and found a TEDx talk by her. The video is a little more than 17 minutes long, but worth watching just for the share pleasure of discovering that stories–and therefore writers (hyberbole added by me)–are more important than we think.
In Ms. Cron’s words:
“We turn to stories not to escape reality; we turn to stories to navigate reality.”
“If you can’t feel emotion, you can’t make a single rational decision.”
“The Power of story is yours, use it wisely.”