Tinkers: a book review and writing advice

This is the helpful thing about stories: their secluded existence gives them significance. In other words, you could read a sentence on a billboard driving down the highway and not think anything of it. But if that same sentence is in a story, you assume it has meaning, and you assign to it a few extra brain cells. You think: what is the significance of this. And, most of the time, you are rewarded. That is why we tell stories, to break up our days into small moments of significance. ...more