How strong are your story instincts?
This abstract and sometimes elusive concept rests at the very bottom of a writer’s toolkit.
Your story instincts determine how successful your storytelling is, and whether you are able to offer readers the all-important “it” factor.
Your story instincts are the foundation onto which you build with all the other tools and techniques you pick up along the way. And your story instincts are also, simultaneously, the preexisting source of all the knowledge you will claim as you grow your skills.