Reason #14 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are many reasons folks don’t write. lack of talent isn’t one of them. The notion that writing can’t be defined is. The notion that it’s magic or elusive is bunk.

Writing is incredibly define-able. Take any story, any story at all in fiction, news, history. That story has a plot and there are only 13 plots in all literature, for all time. Every story ever told is about:

1. ambition
2. betrayal
3. catastrophe
4. death
5. hate
6. love
7. persecution
8. quest
9. rebellion
10. rivalry
11. survival
12. self-sacrifice
13. vengeance

Some stories blend more than one plot within the same story. A good example of one is Gone With The Wind. But NO story, EVER, became a story without one of these. It isn’t magic. It’s story. So, tell one.
YOU are the magical part.

About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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