By Raphael Awen
No story is very interesting without tension of some kind.
Tension by its nature requires a container or context to hold the tension in place….kind of like how sports needs courts, playing fields, and sets of rules to go by to keep them on edge. Within the container then there is also a cast of characters who provide the movements and outcomes of the tension.
When we watch a story in a movie, or read one in a great novel, we are immediately drawn into the tension of the story because our lives are also stories. Story calls to story.
We tend to think of our lives as just our lives, without seeing the story at play in our lives. This is because we are fused to the story, unwitting actors in the story who can’t see and witness the profound story.
What makes a story a…
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