Hector of the Black Height shares his insight on the mechanics of the Bardic Arts on this page.
Hector comes at many of the same questions that I find fascinating, from a different angle. Frequently we arrive at similar conclusions, though sometimes we follow different paths to get there. His insights into these topics are always valuable to me,
The web of narrative has many strands, stories spring from the points of connection. Each strand represents its own path. What is most important is understanding how to make, wear, and care for the cloth so that it may continue and be of use to many.