I just finished writing my first article for British Columbia Magazine for their Echoes department. And then I found this quote from Rudyard Kipling (yep, I watched the Jungle Book last night):
"If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."
I must admit, I believe that to be true. But after all the research and effort for my article, I must admit, stories would be even less forgotten if everyone had to turn those stories into factually correct 1,500 word articles for publishing.
Just a thought.