Welcome to the resurgence of the idea of “Storytelling” as a foundation stone to all forms of writing.
This, of course, is because people would much rather learn their lessons from someone’s engaging and fascinating story than from a boring blog post that is barely better than a Powerpoint presentation.
But here’s the truth you don’t want to hear: many modern writers (possibly including you) are terrible at telling stories.
You’ve forgotten, through years of academic essays, emails and professional memos, and nonfiction best-sellers how to sit down and captivate your audience through the powers of written wit.
The writing we’ve hand-chosen for this course stands the test of time. It includes orations from Stoic and classic philosophers, Renaissance drama, Transcendental essays, and prize-winning fiction.
Some of the best narrative artistry available, without having to search it all out and figure out what you are supposed to learn from it.