7 Reasons We Love Story

By DiAnn Mills @DiAnnMills

Thousands of novels are released each year in genres for every reader’s taste. So many wonderful and amazing books, and we’ll never be able to read them all. But we try.

What’s the fascination for story? Why do we crave the next novel and the next?

Here are seven reasons why people love story.

  1. Entertainment is the number one reason we love novels. When our work is done for the day, we can relax and lose ourselves within the pages of a highly-crafted story.
  2. Story is a slice of real life. I dare say every plot has its origin in facts. Readers see truth in a non-threatening environment, an opportunity to explore values.
  3. Characters draw us into their setting. A well-written story explodes on the page with characters we adore. We relate to their wants and needs and how they interpret life. Our imaginations are challenged and we become the character.
  4. Problems are solved within the story, and the reader seeks ways to make their own life easier.
  5. Heroes and heroines on an impossible journey inspire us to be better people, attempt new things, and see a goal to completion.
  6. Healing takes place within the storyline. Subject matter that touches our personal pain addresses ways we can survive our past. By exploring behavior, we gain new insights.
  7. Satisfaction of engaging in a story from the beginning to the end provides a sense of accomplishment.

Why do you love story? Let’s share ideas.





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