In Three Words: How Do You Tell a Great Story?



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A big thank you to, and round of applause for, our awesome contributors, winners all.

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Thanks Holstee, Alex Miles Younger and Expert Enough for your inspirations!

Now it’s your turn. What are your three words? Share in the comments.

  • http://www.unorule.com/ Luis Javier López Arredondo

    I liked the idea. Great.

    ‘happiness, just happiness’

    • http://winningedits.com/ Matt Gartland

      Thanks Luis! Like your three words. Well said.

  • http://www.wordswewomenwrite.wordpress.com/ Patty

    Hung gun early.

    • http://winningedits.com/ Matt Gartland

      Truthfully, that concept eludes me. But it sounds cool!

  • Toni

    Don’t look back.

    • http://winningedits.com/ Matt Gartland

      Nice, Toni. I like :D

  • Jtgiarnese

    Shared my DNA

    • http://winningedits.com/ Matt Gartland

      I like the DNA angle, a lot. It’s about sharing the fundamental elements of ourselves. Great!

  • http://winningedits.com/ Matt Gartland

    I like the DNA angle, a lot. It’s about sharing the fundamental elements of ourselves. Great!

  • Sue

    She said no.

  • Wes Roberts

    Surprise. Surprise. Surprise.

    • http://winningedits.com/ Matt Gartland

      Indeed, Wes! Suspense is vital.

  • http://twitter.com/SubjectPlusVerb non talbot wels

    Delve, deliberate, deliver.

    • http://winningedits.com/ Matt Gartland

      Well said! The deep exploration of story is absolutely paramount.

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  • Thom Loveless

    Round the bend?

    • http://winningedits.com/ Matt Gartland

      Not entirely sure of this context, but I do like the ebb-and-flow nature of it. I think great stories need to evolve like a wave, rather than as a monotone concept with no arcs.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/fromsandtosky Graeme Mcnee

    Connect with readers!

    • http://winningedits.com/ Matt Gartland

      Yes, if a story doesn’t allow a reader to self-identify with its characters, themes, or morals then it will be hard to remain interesting and memorable.

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