Story writing is not a cut-and-dried thing. While a story teller can use voice, hands, facial expressions, and more to bring a tale to life, the story writer uses words alone to create the same experience and draw in the reader. Is the challenge is worth the effort?
I say yes, it is! But what if your writing experience is based in technical writing? By it’s very nature, technical writing is focused on information. It’s all about communicating facts. Use that focus in story telling and an epic tale can be told in far fewer pages! The facts are there, but the heart of the story and its people are missing.
How does the technical writer bridge the gap between “just the facts” and sharing the heart and soul of a story? Is it even possible? What do you think? [Read more…]