I’m working through Story Genius by Lisa Cron and I thought I’d share some of the process.
Here’s the second exercise in the book.
“Why do you care about your story? That’s what it’s about.”
I care about The Centuries Unlimited because it is rooted in things I think are important and interesting: family relationships, culture clash, and how economics forms the hinge between technology and society.
No, that’s not right. I care about Ruth because she’s wrong and her life would be so much better if she realized it. I care about Emily because she wants to be a good mother and fix the world around her children. Plus there are car chases and explosions.