The Art Of Story Telling
Updated: Dec 31, 2019
My definition of a storyteller is: "someone who has the ability to captivate attention, and not hold it hostage, but have it desire to stay...of its own free will."
"Creativity Breeds Longevity." This is amongst my favorite sayings that my mind has shared with me because it's the absolute truth. To truly stand out, we can't have a desire to fit in. Within the realm of imagination, is a vast amount of material to create stories...that will woo the world. Stories, that will do so much more than entertain.
The beautiful thing about fiction is that there's no limit as to how far we can take it, unlike reality, where reason and logic make up the foundation of the story. With fiction, it's believable that a person can be bitten by a wolf, and acquire the ability to transform into a wolf...because of it. We can't make this make sense in reality, because it defies reason and logic. If we were bitten by a wolf in real life, and we lived, the average person would be left traumatized...to say the least.
When I'm telling a story, it's being told on a foundation that consists of encouragement, enlightenment, and entertainment. Most stories have at least one of the three, others have two, but it's a rarity to find all three. When all three are present, the story is an instant classic. Sure, I want my stories to be entertaining, but more importantly, I want them to not only provoke thought but to also have a desire within the people, pushing them to act on the thought as well.
When the story is being talked about, well after it has been told. When it has inspired change and continues to do so...years later. The writer has done their job accordingly. This is called...The Art Of Story Telling.