When I was young (and sometimes still now), my mom would say, “Kathryn, the Reader’s Digest version, please!”
I loved to tell stories.
And I loved to talk to my mom. Still do.
Reader’s Digest is the largest subscriber-based magazine in the world. It features short stories, jokes and advice. SHORT stories. I loved reading it when I was younger. But I couldn’t for some reason, tell a story succinctly like the “Reader’s Digest version.”
It’s easier when you write. When you write, you can go back and edit over and over and over. I highly recommend that. We’ll talk about that in a moment.