The Role of Images in Storytelling

by George Getschow Each year, I like to take our writers on a backroading excursion to Larry’s ranch, a place the locals call Idiot Ridge, to gaze upon the McMurtry brand, a rusty stirrup welded on the front gate leading into the ranch. The stirrup is a symbol of McMurtry’s ranching heritage, an image Larry’s branded on each of the books…