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Chapter 12. Revising and Strengthening t... > Making the Meaning Strong and Univer...

Making the Meaning Strong and Universal

Every day, things happen. The difference between “something that happened” and a story is the meaning. The ideal story takes a specific incident and brings out a universal meaning, something the listener can identify with and learn from.

Robert was looking for a story to kick off a meeting he was leading. He thought his fishing story might work. The story went like this:


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