Of Narrative, Journeys, and What Compels Us to Write…

Make up a story. Narrative is radical, creating us at the very moment it is being created.”

Toni Morrison, Nobel, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author

The protagonist, in reaching home, during this last chapter of the journey, must evidence that she or he has traveled, not simply waited steps beyond home, seconds beyond the gates of the home native city and after sufficient time to have journeyed far, they reappear with their tale.

Just as the central character must evidence the crisis has transformed her or his way of thinking regarding making decisions, so too, when reaching home again, she or he must demonstrated they have traveled, that they have truly been away.

They accomplish this through the external travel of physical engagement and internal journey of self-reflection.

Often when we travel we bring back gifts for those we love.

The gifts come from the places we have been, where our itinerary of travel has taken us. Read the rest of this entry…

~ by Anjuelle Floyd on March 24, 2010.

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