Some people call this the age of Big Data. We’re swimming in data. But if there’s one thing the information age has taught us, it’s that information alone isn’t enough.
Story isn’t a flight from reality but a vehicle that carries us on our search for reality. That’s just one of eight truths from chapter 1 of Story, by Robert McKee. No other book about story should take precedence over this bible of narrative. The credentials that trail it around, while impressive, don’t begin to do justice to its inspiration.