Friday, March 27, 2015

You can't be a constructive artist or a potent storyteller unless you care. You have to care, you have to care for the characters and what happens or might happen to them, you have to care about the audience and the world that you share. This is what makes good dramatic writing so difficult, because it's not terribly cool or hip or filthy to care. We live in a situation of irony in which, for many of of us, caring seems like it will only make things worse, it’ll just be another thing to worry about. It’s less painful if you don’t care. Storytellers are society's only really antidote to this common garden-brand psychosis. - Billy Marshall Stoneking

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