Ever have a conversation where you couldn't convince the other party of something? You have all the facts. You have all the information. But for whatever the reason, the other person just won't see things from your perspective.
Never? Yeah, me neither (insert sarcasm).
Changing someone's mind is hard. We aren't really as open as we'd like to think (cruel irony there, is it not?). New ideas can rock our worldview. And it can make for some rather uncomfortable situations if we're discussing them openly with another who thinks differently than us.
From a writer's perspective, storytelling - effective storytelling - is a powerful means by which to change the course of someone's mindset. A great story can make someone aware of something he never knew or even cause him to consider making a 180 on his own thinking.
This episode of the #NarrativeWars is a deep dive so be sure to stick with me till the end.
Interview 18: Despite Popular Belief, "Story and THE Story Are Connected"
E62: "It" and Fear Through the Lens of Children and Adults
Interview 17: Sam Eldredge, author of "Killing Lions: A Guide Through the Trials Young Men Face"
E61: "The Lion King" and What Redemption Looks Like
E60: "Dark" and What If Time Travel Was Possible?
The Writer's Lens - E59: The Exalting and Glorifying of Ideas
The Writer's Lens - E58: Can Telling A Story Expose Something?
Narrative Wars 08: What Is A Human Life Worth?
The Writer's Lens Reviews: Stranger Things - Season 3
The Writer's Lens - E57: How Do We Go About Exploring New Ideas?
Narrative Wars 07: If We Buy Their Product, Are We Also Buying Their Narrative?
The Writer's Lens - E56: Does Cursing Make a Story More Realistic?
Narrative Wars 06: We Are Told We Can Change The World - Can We?
Narrative Wars 05: How Do We Develop Our Worldviews?
The Writer's Lens - E55: Pride Before The Fall, They Say
The Writer's Lens - E54: Needing To Clarify Some Things About My First Two Books
The Writer's Lens - E53: Sloth And Writing...When You Can't Adult
The Writer's Lens - Interview 16: Jordan Raynor, "All Writers Are Entrepreneurs"
Narrative Wars 04: When We Disagree With Big Narratives
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