What Makes a Story?

The Guardian, interview with Alex Miller, Australian author of The Passage of Love—a wonderful and poignant novel set in so many of those Australian places where I too have lived.

But, back to Cassini’s Vision. The history? In renaissance Italy? In the Enlightenment? Yes, we have an “ocean of stories”.

I am hoping I have found a little of that novelist’s nous to make an enjoyable narrative, some magic, from that plethora of material.

Because the history does not make the story. The history is to give background. History facts deserve to be bent. History’s to tease. It’s to give smell and taste, maybe humour.

But it’s the story that makes the story.