Welcome to Everything is Stories, a site where I get to talk about the stories that make up my life, whether they be books I’ve read or conversations I’ve overheard, world headlines or adventures I’ve gone on.
Storytelling has been the secret weapon of politicians, salesmen, revolutionaries, parents, prophets, and leaders of all varieties throughout much of human history. The ability to know that something has come before and something will come after, to know that others have experienced a world that is completely different from your own – in short, the ability to tell stories – is what sets our species apart.
This summer, I will be heading to New York to study at NYU’s Summer Publishing Institute, which means I get to be around even more stories and storytellers. And I can’t wait to tell you all about them.
So here we go!
Carly M. Britton