Storytelling is an art. There is various ways of storytelling. It can be through writing, acting, painting, photography, videos etc… The basics of storytelling is same. So here are the most important points to remember, if you want to become a storyteller.
- KNOW YOUR STORY:
For a storyteller, it is important to know the story you want to tell. If you don’t know the story then how will you tell that. The more clear the story is to you that will make you confident.
2. THINK BEOFRE WRITING:
When we get a story we always become very excited and try to communicate that story. No, that is not the way. Wait for sometime, take a paper, write down the points on your mind. Then number them on the basis of priority. Make it visible to you the main points sequentially. While writing you can play with the sequence but by not hampering the link.
3. MAKE YOUR STORY VISIBLE:
Visible medium is the most important medium. It touches audience directly. So if you are writing, try to make your writing visible. Draw an image with words, don’t use words which doesn’t make an image. Write things like “a blue sky”, “a green field” etc.
4. MAKE AUDIENCE LISTEN:
Nobody is waiting for your story. You should grab a person tell him or her that read my story. Write something which catches attention. Write something impactful.
5. BE A FACE OF YOUR AUDIENCE:
Always remember, everyone has something to tell. But they can’t, be the face of your audience, tell something which they want to tell but can’t.
6. WRITE DIALOGUE,NOT A MONOLOGUE:
Talk to your reader. Let them have a nice conversation through your writing. The more you will converse with your reader, more it will become personal. Nobody loves a monologue all the time. When you will write a monologue, write it like Shakespeare, but you are not him all the time.
7. NO HURRY, TAKE YOUR TIME:
Relax, I know life is fast. But don’t tell everything in a sentence or speak a line without a pause. Break your thoughts into pieces. Write it slowly and sequentially. We all love a smooth surface.
8. BE SIMPLE:
You have a pen and a paper, so you are someone great. Its not like that. Be simple. Tell a story which a child can understand. “Target audience”, don’t select them from the first day. With your skills and maturity you will create a target audience. But not from the first day.
9. TALK DIRECTLY:
If you want to say “I hate darkness” then tell that directly. Don’t explain darkness and then tell why you hate it. Don’t do anything forcefully. If the sequence of your thought is clear then audience will understand why you hate darkness. You re telling a story not writing an answer paper.
10. A GOOD CONTENT:
This is the most important point, but I have kept it last. Don’t tell a bad story. Don’t write a bad story. Make it good. The best you can do. Its your baby, love your content.