Story styles

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A Story To Tell

Yes, I have a story to tell, but what story? which story? what angle?

The same event can be written as

  • tragedy where I am victim (and I’ve told lots of those stories);
  • inspirational (I was in a pit and God delivered me, yes I can say that);
  • victory where I am the hero (yes, that’s a fun way to frame my life);
  • comedy where life is truly absurd and I’m caught in it (think Mr. Bean);
  • narrative (“The facts, Ma’am, just the facts”); see my history posts;
  • instructive (this happened and I learned and now I’m telling you);
  • so any blog might be a mix-up of all the above themes.