Long-form creatives are building the storytelling cathedrals of the 21st Century. It’s time to start creating your own masterpiece. It’s time to write your future.*
What is it that you are in for the long haul? How will you develop character, nuance and intrigue in this?
I’ve often mentioned Frederick Buechner’s neat understanding of where we find purpose, this being, where our deepest joy meets the world’s greatest need. Seth Godin puts it this way:
There’s a gap in the market where your version of better can make a welcome change happen. […] Yes, you have a calling: to serve people in a way they need (or want). The opportunity is for each of us to choose a path and follow that, not for our own benefit, but because of what it can produce for others.**
Robert McKee may be writing about screenplays but what goes as an unprecedented time for story development works for our lives, too.