Quote: Writing as healing art

“Stories are the collective wisdom of everyone who has ever lived.  Your job as a storyteller is not simply to entertain.  Nor is it to be noticed for the way you turn a phrase.  You have a very important job–one of the most important.  Your job is to let people know that everyone shares their feelings–and that these feelings bind us.   Your job is a healing art, and like all healers, you have a responsibility.  Let people know they are not alone.  You must make people understand that we are all the same.”

(Brian  McDonald, author of The Golden Theme: How to Make Your Writing Appeal to the Highest Common Denominator)

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