He had a kind face and a warm smile. His words weren't always easy to hear, but they were always helpful. By way of a reply, he said, "A couple of weeks ago, Sharon asked for my opinion on a painting she'd just finished. I knew she'd didn't want false praise; I knew she was worthy of the effort. And I feel the same about you. So I'll tell you what I told her, I can see the body, but where's the head."
"Stories should always have a point and make it," he said. And his words still echo in my ears.
More (coming soon): We'll talk about find the point of your story again soon when we tackle the problem of how to find the end of your story. Please stay tuned.
Next Monday: reviewing Gone Girl (thriller) by Gillian Flynn
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