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Great Storytelling / George Saunders

"A story is a linear-temporal phenomenon. It proceeds, and charms us (or doesn’t), a line at a time.

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We might think of a story as a system for the transfer of energy. Energy, hopefully, gets made in the early pages and the trick, in the later pages, is to use that energy.

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The true beauty of a story is not in its apparent conclusion but in the alteration in the mind of the reader that has occurred along the way."

—George Saunders, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

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