I had read this wonderful article, but somehow repressed it.
My dear student and friend Adam sent it to me in case I hadn’t seen it — I felt like the punchline of this great Modern Love story. Enjoy, and thanks, Adam.
As an exercise:
Pretend that your main character has a child. What lesson – that your character already knows – do they need to learn? How do they learn it? Does your character tell them a story? Do they experience it firsthand like the boy in this article? Does your main character learn something new too?