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What gives a story soul? I asked this question a year ago, and the answers varied. As you may have guessed from my previous post, I recently started watching Glee. What does that have to do with the infinite search for the soul of stories? In one episode, the Glee students write songs. Their first … Continue reading
Are you familiar with a tv show called Touch? It’s about a little boy who has a talent for making connections between people who need to be connected in one way or another. The show is really inspiring, perhaps in part because of the themes: that everything and everyone is interconnected, and each person is … Continue reading
Once one of my college writing professors told me that my writing style was a lot like James Joyce. That’s funny because what I really wanted to do was write a fantasy or science fiction story. Our assignment was to write a (realistic) story about a child. I wrote a story about one of the characters … Continue reading
There are some stories that become instant classics. They are retold over and over in various forms and formats for years after they are released. Other stories fall flat. What in your opinion gives a story “soul”? What makes it a classic?
I have decided to start posting some writing samples on this website from time to time. I wrote this poem as a response to the Writers Digest Wednesday poetry prompt to write an “empty” poem. Empty By Robin A. Burrows Blind words Crawl the path To the stone arch Uncrossed. Crystal cylinders Swirl inside a … Continue reading
When I was a child, I was fascinated with fireworks. It may have had something to do with the fact that my parents thought we would blow our fingers off if they ever let us set off our own fireworks. Living in the middle of nowhere, you either set off your own fireworks, went to … Continue reading