How to find and tell your story
19.4K views | +0 today
Follow
How to find and tell your story
Discovering the art of storytelling by showcasing methods, tips, & tools that help you find and tell your story, your way.  Find me on Twitter @gimligoosetales
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Storyteller's Rulebook #123: There’s More Than One Type of Storytelling Irony | Cockeyed Caravan

Storyteller's Rulebook #123: There’s More Than One Type of Storytelling Irony | Cockeyed Caravan | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

I've talked about irony a lot on this blog but it can all get a little unclear, because irony can have so many different meanings.  Here’s what I see as The Seven Types of Storytelling Irony...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Storytelling for User Experience: Empathy and connection | Rosenfeld Media

Storytelling for User Experience: Empathy and connection | Rosenfeld Media | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

This article looks at what the difference is between a scenario and a story.

 

When we include not just the basics of who, what, why, and how, but also the rich texture of the experience, we have created a story that is both useful and helps us connect to the people who will use the products we create.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

A Diverse Collection of Free Storytelling Stuff | A Storied Career

A Diverse Collection of Free Storytelling Stuff | A Storied Career | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Periodically Kathy likes to do a roundup of storytelling goodies from the generous world of applied storytelling. Fans, students, and practitioners in this field can build a nice little library of white papers, ebooks, tools, checklists, online videos, and much more without spending a dime. Here are the goodies she's come across recently...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Writing Process Technique – Identify Your Readership | Get Great Results

Writing Process Technique – Identify Your Readership | Get Great Results | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

When you identify your ideal readers – the people who you want to read your story or message – you gain several huge benefits, among them engaged readers, clarity, consistency and improved writing quality.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Nobody Remembers Your Story the Way You Do | Heart & Craft

Nobody Remembers Your Story the Way You Do | Heart & Craft | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

The three fundamental facts about the importance of writing your own life story:

- if you want your story written right, write it yourself

- sharing stories with others is a great way to set the recrod straight

- collaboration fills in blanks in family history

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose) from organizationalstorytelling
Scoop.it!

Storytelling Dice: New Sales Role Play Game | InsightDemand

Storytelling Dice: New Sales Role Play Game | InsightDemand | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Storytelling Dice is a new game that will allow your salespeople and marketing teams to:
Learn how to make your value propositions stick like Velcro by telling relevant and memorable stories ... and more.

 

Because there is an element of chance to the game by rolling the dice (36-possible stories with 6 title/goals cards and 6 villain cards), your salespeople will have to think on their feet. Since each sales situation is different, knowing how to adapt your stories on the fly is a valuable skill.


Via Kathy Hansen
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

The Protagonist is You: Using Storytelling to Solve Business and Life Challenges | MikalFM

The Protagonist is You: Using Storytelling to Solve Business and Life Challenges | MikalFM | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

The power of story is the ability to articulate in organized thought the issues at hand as well as surrounding context. If we can apply our best thinking and identify coherent solutions to external issues by placing ourselves in the protagonist’s shoes, what happens when the protagonist is you?  Challenge yourself, write your way out of the problem.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

That's write… for cinema | Business Line

That's write… for cinema | Business Line | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Screenwriting guru Robert McKee brings his famed Story Seminar to Hyderabad and decodes what will work, and what won't, for the storyteller attempting onscreen magic.

 

Here are some of his key commandments:

- story is a metaphor for life

- write the truth

- spectacle as substitute to story doesn't work

- talent without craft is energy wasted

- style vs substance

- using coincidence or 'deus ex machina' is the ultimate sin

- no rules to storytelling except one - don't bore the people!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Q&A: Screenwriter Chris McCoy, Part 5 | Go Into The Story

Q&A: Screenwriter Chris McCoy, Part 5 | Go Into The Story | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Chris McCoy answers a few craft questions around screenwriting.

- Does he work out his story before he starts writing it or does he prefer to type FADE in and see where that takes him?  What is his approach to the prep process?

- What are the key aspects of his character development process?

- What tips he has about how to develop one’s ability to write good dialogue?

- How does he go about the process of plotting a story?

- What’s his take on the idea of “theme”? How important are story themes to him when developing and writing a script?

- What does he like & hate about screenwriting?

- What is the single best piece of advice he can give to aspiring screenwriters?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Fear of storytelling | People of the Second Chance

Fear of storytelling | People of the Second Chance | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Telling your story isn’t nearly as terrifying as not telling it.  Because honestly, learning how to share your story is the only way to truly heal. By wrestling with how to share it, you are forced to find words to define your emotional experiences. And as you do, you realize that those words don’t define you. Those experiences don’t define you. You are not defined by your story.

 

And in telling your story, you own it, so that it doesn’t own you.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Heavy Lifting: Non-Linear Storytelling | Marshall Dungan

The author looks to show you how you can build upon a first or second draft. To do this, he's going to take you into the creative process behind the newest short he's producing, titled Nine Minutes.  To begin with he looks at both upping the drama and searching for a more innovative way to plot it out.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Marvels and Monsters at the Asian Arts Initiative | theartblog

Marvels and Monsters at the Asian Arts Initiative | theartblog | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Marvels and Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics showcases what is possibly the world’s largest and only collection of Asian portrayals in comic books.  With the end of America’s Asian wars and the rise of Asian immigration into the country, the ugly typecasting of Asians in comics waned. But many of the images calcified into ideas that continue to surface from time to time.

 

The exhibition is heavily interactive; in addition to life-size cutouts and a “Shades of Yellow” display that shows the garish Pantone colors used for Asian skin tones in comics, there is a “talk-back” wall and a book cart stocked with the work of recent Asian-American creators. People’s feedback ranged from disgust at the bigotry that was once par for the course in comics to beaming acknowledgment of how far we have come vis-à-vis tolerance. Looking around at the crowd, the mood seemed balanced between bemusement and shock. Several of the archetypes and comics may be unfamiliar but many of the depicted stereotypes have inundated mainstream movies, books and TV shows. It is impossible to leave the show without some sort of new awareness.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Curator's Choice: Storytelling in Japanese Art | NYC Arts

Curator's Choice: Storytelling in Japanese Art | NYC Arts | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

In this video, John Carpenter, the recently appointed curator of Japanese Art at the Met, introduces the exhibition, "Storytelling in Japanese Art," which was curated by Masako Watanabe.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

The Chicken-Egg Paradox of Storytelling | Write to Done

The Chicken-Egg Paradox of Storytelling | Write to Done | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Of course I'm talking about storytelling here. Our initial story ideas are very much like eggs. Precious, yet completely worthless until you do something with them. Not healthy or delicious until they're cooked, seasoned and, if you consider yourself a chef, added to other ingredients and all gussied up, because presentation is everything.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Developing a story in 5 easy steps | Brain Burst Writing

Developing a story in 5 easy steps | Brain Burst Writing | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

My last post described something I suppose would be akin to writer's block. I had an image packed with a particular feeling but no story. As much as I dug for the story, it wouldn't come forward. In this post, I’m going to outline the steps I’m taking or have already taken to get a novel ready for writing. My basic preparation philosophy follows that of film pre-production and so may seem kind of dry or tedious.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose) from Mídias Sociais
Scoop.it!

Shilo Shiv Suleman: Using Tech to enable dreaming | TED

Has our technology -- our cell phones and iPods and cameras -- stopped us from dreaming? Young artist Shilo Shiv Suleman says no, as she demos "Khoya," her new storybook for iPad, which floats us through a magical world in 7 minutes of pure creativity.

Shilo Shiv Suleman is an illustrator, storyteller and iPad book creator.


Via Gary Hayes, Jandira Feijó
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

A Week's Worth of Journaling Prompts: The Characters in Your Life | Writing Through Life

A Week's Worth of Journaling Prompts: The Characters in Your Life | Writing Through Life | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

This week’s prompts are character journaling exercises, designed to trigger memories and help describe influential people in your life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

A Picture Can Spark a Thousand Words | Heart & Craft

A Picture Can Spark a Thousand Words | Heart & Craft | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Nothing can get words and memories flowing for a life writer quite like a picture. Whether you’re journaling, writing a simple story or crafting a memoir, pictures can bring back memories as fresh as wet paint, and having the picture as a focal point may enable you to revisit the memory from many angles.

 

Whether you find pictures from your own photos or enticing new sources, here are 5 tips for using them to best advantage.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose) from organizationalstorytelling
Scoop.it!

How do you craft your leadership story? | Following to Lead

How do you craft your leadership story? | Following to Lead | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

I’d like to share how to craft your own leadership story. While the following method is not the only way to craft a leadership story, it is certainly an effective way that is easy to learn. We’ll discuss three basic principles: purpose, plot, and the principle of parsimony.


Via Kathy Hansen
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Audio Snaphots of Your Life Story | Create Your Life Story

Audio Snaphots of Your Life Story | Create Your Life Story | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Start practicing recording and storytelling skills with short single topic recording that build into your LifeStory biography and memoir.  Get your confidence in 4 easy steps.

 

Included is a quick start guide.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Video Killed the Big-Budget Movie Star | Zooppa

Video Killed the Big-Budget Movie Star | Zooppa | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

You don't have to have a multi-million-dollar budget. Don’t be intimidated by those feature films. Instead, harness their methods for your own clever purposes.

 

All these methods are just focusing your audiences’ attention. Cropping an image, focusing on one object, accentuating certain colors… it’s all drawing their attention and creating a specific mood. This is the essence of filmmaking… it is how to tell your story.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Storytelling-V. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days. | Forbes

Storytelling-V. 5 Ideas. 5 Blogs. 5 Days. | Forbes | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

The secret to memorable storytelling is to allow your hero to change.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

3 Things Artists Can Do to Connect with More Art Buyers | Art Biz Blog

3 Things Artists Can Do to Connect with More Art Buyers | Art Biz Blog | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Whitney Ferré stresses the importance of meaning-making and storytelling for artists who want a larger audience for their work.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

A Brief History of Children's Picturebooks and the Art of Visual Storytelling | Brain Pickings

A Brief History of Children's Picturebooks and the Art of Visual Storytelling | Brain Pickings | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Book review.

Illustrator Martin Salisbury and children's literature scholar Morag Styles trace the fascinating evolution of the picturebook as a storytelling medium and a cultural agent, and peer into the future to see where the medium might be going next, with case studies of seminal works, a survey of artistic techniques, and peeks inside the sketchbooks and creative process of prominent illustrators adding dimension to this thoughtful and visually engrossing journey.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
Scoop.it!

Do you tell non-fiction bedtime stories? | San Francisco Chronicle

Do you tell non-fiction bedtime stories? | San Francisco Chronicle | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Finding bedtime stories from your past.

 

The author has three non-fiction stories from his childhood in steady rotation. The basic plots are below.

more...
No comment yet.