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Old 09-26-2012, 11:00 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Catlady View Post
There still needs to be a story, not just a collection of well-crafted sentences and paragraphs.
but the guy I was quoting said readers were after "great" stories. I replied that a skilful narrator makes any trivial story great.


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Aren't the emperor's new clothes fantastic?
yes, amusing little story with simple narrative for teaching kids a straightforward moral lesson.

The conclusion here -- like in most fables intended for education -- is the selling point, not the story or narration.



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Most books I read, you are pretty sure the good guys will prevail and often enough who the bad guys are. The value for me is usually not in the jouney from Point A to Point B, but the points of interest along the way.
have you ever read any poetry at all?
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