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8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George RR Martin, Junot Diaz And Other Top Storytellers | Co.Create

8 Tips For Creating Great Stories From George RR Martin, Junot Diaz And Other Top Storytellers | Co.Create | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Jeff Vandermeer's Wonderbook: The Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction is jammed with storytelling wisdom from some of world's top fantasy writers. As Vandermeer tells Co.Create, "A recurring thing in Wonderbook is to think of stories as being more like living creatures than machines."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these storytelling tips from the book:

Tell, don't showName wiselyBuild a better backstoryTake your lumpsLet it bloomFinish the thingDeform the familiarTalk to strangers


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, October 8, 2013 11:53 PM

The pictures in this article are amazing.  I wish I could preview all of them and not just the story lizard.  Prologue Fish and other infographic helpmates are designed to banish dry textual analysis in favor of a kicking, screaming, slithering approach to storytelling creativity.


I took at a look at the preview on Amazon and I think I'll have to buy it even if it's just to look at the pictures.

Wonderbook:  The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction

Claudio Gentile's curator insight, October 9, 2013 7:31 AM

8 #consigli per creare #grandi #storie  

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8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard for Innovations

8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard for Innovations | Serious Play | Scoop.it
[Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint.

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Michael Allenberg's curator insight, June 29, 2013 6:39 AM

I have found that storyboarding integrates seamlessly between Persona development and UI design as a perfect way to visualize the happy paths of already identified Use Cases... This can be an enormous value add for stakeholders. @OneSpring #Visualization #InnovateorDie

Karen Dietz's comment, June 29, 2013 11:54 AM
Great points Michael and thanks for the comment!
Michael Allenberg's comment, July 1, 2013 3:33 PM
Thank you Karen!