“Good story” means something worth telling that the world wants to hear. Finding this is your lonely task.*
Do we also recognise that we already have within us everything we need for our own becoming?**
The unique life does not come to us
whether we are rich or poor.
Each must explore towards its discovery:
writers of unique characters underpin their creativity with research^.
Journeying both outwards and inwards,
Paying attention, asking questions,
Gathering riches, trading wonders,
Offering a gift to someone, somewhere.
Our deep joy meeting someone’s great need.
*From Robert McKee‘s newsletter: Why a Love of Good Stories Is Not Enough;
**From Mary Ruth Broz and Barbara Flynn’s Midwives of an Unnamed Future;
^From Robert McKee‘s newsletter: The Secret of One of a Kind Characters.