The magic of a good story

The magic of a good story the magic of a good story

The magic of a good story – In conversation with author and communication professional James Schofield

Memories: English & me

The magic of a good story: I remember really well when we had to write a renarration for school. I was in year six with my second year of English. Writing something myself!? In English?? Honestly? NEVER EVER! I felt so nervous that I told my mother that I was ill. I never wrote that test and later, in sixth form, I was glad when I had left middle school with all those grammar exercises behind and I could focus on writing my way. No, English and I, we weren’t the best of friends in middle school. In the meantime things have changed. English and I have become good friends and I like grammar:-)

Well, while I’m already at it: We once had to write a short story for German. I had absolutely no idea what I could write about, so I cheated a bit and borrowed from other stories; I just couldn’t come up with any ideas of my own. Another thing that has changed; today I really enjoy writing short stories and I just love reading, always have. Do you know the feeling: Immersing yourself in other worlds, meeting people you don’t want to leave and leaving reality behind? What a treat!

The magic of a good story – In conversation with author and communication professional James Schofield

This also applies to the Spotlight magazine and the Business Spotlight. I’m always happy to learn new things from different areas but I also really enjoy their short stories. In the June issue of the Business Spotlight I particularly liked the short story by author and communication professional James Schofield: Pitch perfect – the perfect dating software but how can you pitch it successfully to an IT-company? I’ve been reading his stories for years and I find them clever, versatile and entertaining. And, I like the idea that he integrates business vocabulary in often very amusing and also absurd stories which is a treat for our brain which loves it absurd: It’s easier to establish a connection. James Schofield writes the successful Ms Winslow series for the Spotlight magazine which you can get from Amazon. I got into contact with him and he told me about the podcast version of his stories.

But you know what? I thought it’s a lot more interesting when he speaks to you himself:-)

In conversation with James Schoffied

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