Why I Do What I Do

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Thank you for checking out Do Things Worth Writing, a blog that highlights true stories throughout history in storybook fashion.

So, you might be wondering why I’m displaying history this way. After all, the History Channel website, Wikipedia, Biography.com, most adult biographies, and so many others don’t use the storybook method to convey their information. Well, reason #1 why I’m going this route is because everyone else uses articles to tell stories, and I don’t like staying inside boxes. It’s more fun to think and be outside of them.

Second, despite common opinion, it’s easier to learn from and remember a narration than an article. Let me prove it to you. Think about your favorite book as a kid. Can you remember the plot line? Who were the characters? Which one was your favorite? What was the setting? Remember it– let that story come to life in your mind again. Okay, now I want you to think about your school history textbooks. Can you remember the stories in them? What about the characters that filled the pages? Did you even have a favorite story?

Anything at all? No? Hmm. I rest my case.

The fact of the matter is that history isn’t a list of names, dates, and dead people. Every person listed in those textbooks (and the billions of others that didn’t make a huge stamp on the human race)  were just as real as you and I. They lived. They learned. They worked. They laughed. They cried. They got angry. They had pet peeves and passions. They were just like us. They just lived before we did.

Please check back regularly, as I post a new story the last Friday of the month. Also, leave a comment and contact me– I’d love to know your thoughts. 🙂

Most sincerely yours,

Angela

 

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Acknowledgements _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ I would not be able to do this each month without the faithful support, encouragement, and positive criticism of my friends and family. I can’t introduce them all to you, but here are some of them. Please feel free to check out their websites!

Hannah Cornell

Ryan Matlock

Adam Stück

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