“It is conventional to view narrative as a mode, a type of writing, often an easy one.  We are told that on the job and in college, we do the hard stuff, we analyze and make logical arguments.  We don’t tell stories.  But we do.  We can’t get away from it.”
—Tom Newkirk

Read Chapter One, “Sustained Reading,” where Tom describes the conflict between the way we treat narrative in school and the central role narrative plays in our consciousness.

 

Minds Made for Stories