Sunday, January 06, 2013
And the experiment began...
The first group made pot after pot, some small, some large, more, more, more.
The second group strategized, studied the ceramics of the masters, sketched and plotted, calculated, planned, and finally each made his one pot.
So which group won?
Interestingly, the group that was judged on quantity also ended up with the highest quality pots. The second, strategizing, group found their pots beset with mistakes that they hadn't anticipated. As the first group made pot after pot, they also learned to better produce works of art.*
*a story from John Ortberg's If You Want to Walk on Water, You Have to Get Out of the Boat.
(From Amy Deardon's The Story Template blog with tips on story techniques, structure, and publishing.)