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The Secrets of Story by Matt Bird

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Conclusion

Tell Great Stories or Die!

This all started with George Clooney on ER and my frantic attempts to figure out why his saline-drip introduction was so compelling, until I finally made some progress by getting a saline drip of my own, unblocking my creative juices.

Over the course of this book, I hope I’ve assembled the vital tools you need to create volatile characters and stories at any time, on cue, with no hospital visits necessary.

As we wrap up, allow me to draw one last conclusion from my own story: Shortly after I began chemo, I got a chilling visit from an old college friend who had gone on to become a big-shot doctor (Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, etc.). When I told him I was stage 4B, his face went pale and he started looking ...

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