Brain Pickings is a wonderful resource that merges art, story, science and creativity.

Today, less than one week after I started working on a new project about a battle with FDA so they will allow new processes for treating brain cancer, this came along…

Really simple explanation of why you as the storyteller, cannot afford to supply your audience with ‘filler’ content – this is content that many aspiring writers insist is establishing, or bonding or whatever their defense of the day may be.  It’s been said time and time again and now there’s scientific proof — good story is conflict. Internal, external, atmospheric, all of the above; characters in turmoil will engage an audience to pay for your story.