I was scrolling through my Tumblr feed last night when I came across a vastly interesting, in-depth talk from Neil Gaiman (my personal favorite writer) on the subject of how stories last. What makes some stories last for thousands of years… even while others die away soon after a single generation? What is the use of stories, why do we keep them? And, what can we, as writers and readers, learn from the answers to these questions?
So, please, it should behoove you to now take some time out of your busy day and listen to this excellent discussion, with Q & A with the author/speaker at the end. Enjoy!