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It's all about the story.

Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, picture books or erotica, religious or super-natural books, the one thing they all have in common is STORY.   Even a non-fiction book needs to tell a STORY.   If it doesn't tell a story, then it falls into the boring, only going to be read as a requirement, academic text book category. Sometimes writers get so caught up in telling the story that we lose sight of what STORY is really about. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines STORY as: 1.       archaic a: history; to narrate or describe in story 2 :   an account of incidents or events b :   a statement regarding the facts pertinent to a situation in question c :   anecdote ; especially :   an amusing one 3. :   a fictional narrative shorter than a novel; specifically :   short story b :   the intrigue or plot of a narrative or dramatic work 4:   a widely circulated rumor 5:    lie , falsehood 6:  legend , romance 7:   a news article o