Stories. As old as man (and woman) have lived upon the Earth. In the earliest days, people painted their stories upon the walls of their caves and narrated them as they huddled around their campfires. They talked of adventures that involved the spirits of the air, wind, earth and water, of animals, people and of battles of survival against seemingly insurmountable odds.
People have always loved stories. That is why it is such a wonderful thing that nowadays they can be shared with an entire world. We will all die one day (often sooner than we want to or expect) so what we leave behind should be the very best that we can create. Books are (as we say in the UK) like Marmite. Some people will love them and others will outright hate them. This is the same with movies, animations, artwork and even down to the little things like strawberry jam. Ultimately, when we all become a pile of dust and bones the story is what we leave behind. That is why we must write it to the best of our abilities and we must never weaken with a ‘that’ll do’ attitude. After all, it’s the story that matters.