Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Great Stories

By Darvell Hunt

Today in Massachusetts, a historical vote could change the political climate of the most powerful country on earth. No matter which candidate you hope wins the U.S. Senate seat recently vacated by political giant Ted Kennedy, there is no denying that this election makes for a great story.

From the most eloquent of bloggers writing in Boston about recent polls to the country hicks living in the backwoods of western Massachusetts (where I once lived myself), stories will be told for years to come of what happened in today’s senate election. It’s not the words used to create those stories that really count, but the content communicated by them.

I think we writers should remember that. Regardless of grammar, style, punctuation, or even spelling, if the story is compelling, people will listen.

3 comments:

Mr. said...

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Weeeell, maybe.

This is actually a great example because thousands of people are telling the story, but not everyone will get an equal listenership.

David J. West said...

I'm just happy for Ted being back with his master.

Darvell Hunt said...

Well, I don't doubt the stories will be different, depending on the point of view. I also didn't say the stories told would be GOOD. Maybe they'll be tragedies. But they WILL be interesting.