How to Tell a Good Story

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A presentation given by Joe Lambert of the Center for Digital Storytelling at the PLanning-ness 2009 conference

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How to Tell a Good Story

  1. 1. The Work of Story Planningness Conference October 17, 2009
  2. 5. Elements of Storytelling <ul><li>Point of View </li></ul><ul><li>Dramatic Arc </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Content </li></ul><ul><li>Voice </li></ul><ul><li>Soundtrack </li></ul><ul><li>Pacing </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul>
  3. 6. <ul><li>Writing Prompt 1 </li></ul><ul><li>In my eyes you see… </li></ul><ul><li>In my heart I feel… </li></ul><ul><li>I stand in a place where… </li></ul><ul><li>I am … </li></ul><ul><li>With Others I can … </li></ul>Dramatic Moment – Take me to the scene of a moment in your life, when your life changed, one moment you were going one direction, but something happened, and your life took a new course.
  4. 7. Thanks [email_address] www.storycenter.org

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