I will, I’ll try, I’ll give it my best shot.
A good story can keep us glued to the page for 12 hours–and that’s a not-too-long novel. Some go on for a good 18 hours.
A good story will keep us watching the screen for two hours–that’s the general run of a movie.
Remember when we were kids? “Mommey, tell me a story.”
Around the campfire, ah yes, a story-teller would keep us transfixed well into the night.
A story can put us to sleep or it can wake us up.
We all know the journey of the hero–Joseph Campbell taught us that. George Lucas played it to the hilt. We know, first you kick the hero out of his comfort zone, chase him up a tree, throw rocks at him, then along comes a little Yoda who tells him to “Get with it. Get out of the tree, and go face your demons.” Or a Glinda the good witch says “You had the power to go home within you all along.”
We can do it. We’re the ONE whether we know it or not. See, the hero can catch bullets. Homage to The Matrix.
But Joyce, have you written a good story?
Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. Rats, I want to be great all the time. Does The Frog’s Song stink?
Okay, how about this one: Where the Birds of Eden Sing? While The Frog’s Song is non-fiction, Where the Birds Sing is a novel, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It’s my opus. How about a look-see before I complete the paperback copy? It’s on Amazon Kindle. Where The Birds of Eden Sing. (That would be Africa.)
The Frog's Song by Joyce Davis
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Joyce's travels have taken her beyond the shores of her native continent, but she's back where she started, in Oregon.