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Once upon a time…

… on a fairly new website, a blog post about storytelling started out with a ridiculously cliched title.

The author of said blog post squinted at the screen. An -ly adverb? I use way too many of those, she thought, that’s lazy writing right there. Augh! Did it again.

Typical, too, getting bogged down in ‘traditional’ storytelling format when there were scads of forms to choose from. Coolest thing about telling stories, right there–the form a story took could be tweaked, recreated, refreshed, even invented, so long as somewhere in it there was a message with movement.

Maybe, she thought, that’s at the heart of what storytelling is. ‘A message with movement.’ Catchy! Her fingers twitched over the backspace key. Crap. One more -ly for the list. There’s not a decent replacement for ‘catchy,’ though, unless I want to get all thesaurus…y. 

LLAMA FACE

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