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June 2013

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Heroes Need Obstacles

We’ve already talked about naming relationships in stories. Now, in another entry for our series around storytelling, let’s dig into the valuable role obstacles play in telling good stories. Obstacles make stories interesting Humans connect to stories about other humans—as long as those stories have some struggle. Happy endings in stories become more valuable when they are harder to earn. Without a struggle, it can feel like the meat of the story, the adventure, is missing. Just look at the…

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