In Praise of Simple Storytelling

Storytelling today has become a complex business, full of laws and prohibitions. Transgress, we are told, and readers will be confused, dismayed, and disappointed. And yet the vast body of existing literature stands in violation of most of these laws and prohibitions. It uses plain simple storytelling. Its readers were not confused, dismayed, or disappointed. Nor would they be today with any book that used plain and simple storytelling and used it well.

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