To be a storyteller you need to tell stories.
Some people use words and sentences that don’t have a lot to do with telling a story. They say too much.
Simplify the story. Focus on what is important.
Combine characters if the story requires it.
A man may say something first articulated by a woman if circumstance dictate.
A woman can do anything she wishes in story.
She can travel from one continent to another in the blink of a sentence; she can be a small girl or a wise old woman, as swiftly.
A man can dig a garden, or, discover a planet.
The beginner tries to put everything into a story; the seasoned teller knows what to leave out.
Tell less, tell better.
You won’t lose anything valuable; the story will find it if for you.
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