- by Gitabushi
“Story” is about what happens internally, not externally. Not fully grasping the importance of this is what tanks countless novels. We don’t [read a] story simply to watch the events unfold; we come to experience them through the protagonist’s eyes, as she struggles with what to do next. This is what mesmerizes us: it’s what we’re curious about, it’s what gives us the inside information we’re hungry for.
I agree with this wholeheartedly.
What do you think? Want to debate?