What makes a story?

“I often can’t keep track of ideas I have for stories. I spend a lot of time running from new story ideas because they distract from stories I’m actually trying to write at any given moment. This said, my idea of a story is pretty elastic. Or plastic? A gesture remembered after many years is a story. A fading sign on a building, you know the ones that are revealed when they are tearing an adjacent building down? That’s a story.” — Peter Orner

Read more about our featured November author’s writing process at The Story Prize blog.