Stories, Writing, Literature and Film

We learn best through stories. From the Bhagavad Gita, Bible, Koran to today’s education through “cases” — stories work, engage, edify, involve.

This is why I have worked to support AwesomeStories so long. This is why we build story-writing apps for students and teachers. Here is a “story” I wrote about the impact of “story” and writing on the brain.

Now I am going to write fictional stories. Here are some of the sources that have meant the most to me so far. I plan to gather notes on each here.

Faulkner with a “U”

Karl Ove Knausgaard

Barbara Kingsolver

Virginia Woolf

Margaret Atwood

J.K. Rowling

Charlotte Bronte

Mary Shelley

Jane Austen

Harper Lee

Louisa May Alcott

Emily Bronte

George Eliot

Toni Morrison

Dorothy Parker

Alice Walker

William Blake

Leo Tolstoy

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Mark Twain

Ernest Hemingway

Walt Whitman

Oscar Wilde

William Shakespeare

Emmy Laybourne (my niece)