“Storytelling is central to human existence…” Frank Rose wrote in Wired.
The importance of storytelling to human existence is not a new concept. Some of the oldest surviving texts are stories, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, a mythic poem from around 2100 B.C. Humans have recounted heroic battles and hunts in songs and tales around campfires since the dawn of civilization. Stories are universal, helping to organize thought and forge communication and connection to others.
People need wonder and adventure, as writers we offer it.