Travel Blog

Travel Blog 1: What makes a story good?

Trying to figure out what makes a story good was more difficult than I thought it would be. Since we are using a road trip metaphor this semester, I decided to use a similar analogy for my travel blog response: the guided tour. After all, a story really is somewhat of a guided journey. So, […]

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Morgan’s Travel Blog

Beyond what a story needs in order to be, what does a story need in order to be good? Connection is “a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else” (Lexico). A good story will connect a memory, a scent, an emotion,   a place with something that […]

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What Makes a Story Good

This story begins a few weeks ago. Stories are stories, we know that, but what  is a story? What makes a story good?   Let’s go back to the beginning, where this story begins. That’s where we started our journey to find these answers. We’ll encounter different ideas along the way of what makes a […]

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Connections: What Is Needed for a Good Story

Stories have become a universal tool for learning, conveying meaning, and entertainment, but the content of a story itself is not the determining factor for what makes a story good. Historic movies, popular songs, and best-selling books all share a similar aspect across massively different formats. A good story creates strong connections.     I […]

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The Worst Story Ever Told

Brian’s Horrible No Good Story In the Spring of 2015 I went on a week long road trip with some of my college buddies to a literature conference a couple states away.   About halfway through the road trip, when the novelty of being with friends twenty-four hours a day had begun to wear off, […]

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