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3 Storytelling lessons from Science Fiction

Since the beginning of human civilization, even before the written word was popular, we’ve used storytelling to connect with others, to pass down knowledge, to record our histories, and to make sense of the world around us. Religions are based on stories called parables. Movies are a billion-dollar industry and also a form of visual storytelling. Stories convey lessons that shape who we are, and we use storytelling to connect with others. In all forms of literature, you’ll find character and plot techniques that draw the reader in and connect …