Archive - December 20, 2011

Where does my story come from?

Stories live inside you? You are like a hunk of stone and the stories inside you are fighting, kicking, sleeping, breathing, waiting to be born.

Storytelling is much like childbirth and every single person is pregnant with a story in one way or another.

For your story to be pure in its origin, you have to chip off all the layers of worthless rubble and debris to get to the heart of the story inside.

Why must your story live? Why must your story be told?

A story in its purest form is not a screenplay, a novel, a song, a treatment, a nine sentence pitch or a tag-line; a story in all its magnificent unadulterated glory is a primal sound.

2011 Seven Sentences – Storytelling Tips