As the film director and scriptwriter, James Cameron describes the basics of good storytelling. We can now offer empowering features for your book. In order to further engaging your audience for inspiration and learning etc on our platform for interaQtive books, interested? Please, also learn more about our on demand-services for interaQtive books and Storyteller PublishingLab to empowering your story.
“My experience of great storytelling, working with classics, is just finding a way to present it simply but let the story do its own work, or be an invite to the audience’s imagination.”
Let’s select one of the classics this weekend, capture its spirit, and transform this spirit into Your own work. In order to make the story do its own work or work as an invitation to the audience imagination.
From the Native American Legend of the Storytelling Stone that origins from the Seneca tribe from the area where Toronto are located today.
“My stories are like the stars that never fades.
Some will remember every word I say,
others just a part of it, and the rest nothing at all.
When you ask for a story always give a gift in return.”
The power of storytelling and its origins
The power of an engaging story can change the world or keep it on its tracks. In this perspective fairy tales that lived on for hundreds of years has shown to be a powerful timeless source to influence societies. Recent research from Durham University anthropologist Dr Jamie Tehrani, and folklorist Sara Graça da Silva, from the New University of Lisbon, shows that fairy tales like “Beauty and the Beast” is much older than before was commonly thought. Read the full story here
There will be a challenge on this subject at the end of the week. Stay tuned!
“As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.”
A writer on an exploration trip towards understanding. To in the next step also help the reader understand, is the road to excellence, instead of whining and judging statements that lead nowhere fast.
“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader –
not the fact that it is raining,
but the feeling of being rained upon.”
E. L. Doctorow
To make the reader a part of Your story, the feelings, events, the conclusions, is what the art of writing is all about. The basics are an engaging story in itself as well as excellent storytelling. To integrate the reader even further in Your story you could add interactive design and publish your work as an interactive book. Very soon we will launch our PublishingLab for interactive books on our platform Storyteller on eLearningworld, our OnDemand-services is already available. Have a creative and beautiful weekend!
“A good writer should be able to write comedic work that made you laugh, and scary stuff that made you scared, and fantasy or science fiction that imbued you with a sense of wonder, and mainstream journalism that gave you clear and concise information in a way that you wanted it.”
Best practice to become a great writer, train by writing different kinds of texts. You’ll never know when you stumble on Your special voice and field. In addition, you’ll be improving your general writing skills.
“I’m fond of science fiction. But not all science fiction. I like science fiction where there’s a scientific lesson, for example – when the science fiction book changes one thing but leaves the rest of science intact and explores the consequences of that. That’s actually very valuable.”
So let’s find a trigger, a disruption, a development, and explore its consequences in our society. We’re sure it will be a very interesting and highly motivating journey. B-InteraQtive Publishing will soon start a new project within this field. If you working on a story within this field, please contact us.
“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp space-time so much that you could go off in a rocket and return before you set out.”
Such an adventurous journey is an interesting perspective for great stories. Or what will the society on the earth look like, let’s say 10 years from now or in 32 years or 132 years? Do such a story has to be a dystopia that very common in science fiction? Or could the story be different but still interesting? B-InteraQtive Publishing will soon start a new project within this field. If you working on a story within this field, please contact us.
“Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot.”
Let’s start the storytelling process. Let’s start with the basics, the character and the plot. New research from McMaster University in Canada shows that the characters are even more important for successful stories than traditionally has been expected. So let’s start to create a unique character, and often the plot will come in his or her way. Please read about the origins of storytelling here
“What terrified me will terrify others; and I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.”
Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein
A simple truth of storytelling, how to start? Start from yourselves! Happy writing this weekend …