Wise words


I just read a lovely blog entry over at Writer Unboxed. It mentions the words of a keynote speaker at the Write on the Sound Writers Conference: film writer named Brian McDonald.

He said the reason why humans have always told stories is this: they contain survival information. We learn from characters’ experiences and are safer, happier and more productive human beings as a result.

Seriously – survival information – such an elegant concept, it nearly made me gasp. What a great nugget of wisdom.

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