Shapes of Stories

by Story Man on February 23, 2014

There’s a great infographic on Kurt Vonnegut’s shapes of stories.


What are the clues to a good story?

by Story Man on February 22, 2014


“Those who tell the stories rule the world.” – Native American Proverb on Storytelling

February 22, 2014
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If the story is good, the facts don’t matter

October 19, 2013

Jason Cohen makes a compelling point that if the story is good, the facts (kind of) don’t really matter (that much). He does this by looking at Malcom Gladwell’s book The Tipping Point (yeah, his blog post is from 2008, so it wasn’t outdated then). He quotes Duncan Watts, who has debunked many of Gladwell’s […]

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Storytelling Lessons From Emmy-award-winning filmmakers

April 25, 2013

If you had a chance to learn about the art of storytelling from Emmy-award-winning filmmakers, would you take the time to do so? This is not a hypothetical question. Storytelling The Stillmotion Way: Part 1 from stillmotion on Vimeo. Since you’re interested in the power of stories, my bet is you’re going to love this […]

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6 Quick Story Exercises

March 31, 2013

Gretchen Rubin shared 6 Quick Story Exercises to Spark Your Creativity. Here’s the gist of it: Funny _____Pick a drama, thriller, or horror film and turn it into a comedy. Serious _____Likewise, pick a comedy and make it into a drama. SeriousAnimal House – Drama about cheating scandal at a small university ends in A Few Good Men-like […]

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Storytelling Lessons From Andrew Stanton

March 11, 2013

There are few people who made storytelling in such a successful career like Andrew Stanton – the man behind many of Pixar’s most successful animation movies.

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Interviews With Storytellers on BlogTalkRadio

October 15, 2012

BlogTalkRadio will kick off a series of interviews with storytellers in a show where the guest of honor was the Singer Tony Bennett. You can listen to the full episode on October 25, 2012 on this website.

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Brothers Grimm Illustrated Fairy Tales

August 27, 2012

The fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers are some of recent histories most powerful and captivating stories – and I still enjoy reading one every once in a while. That’s why I’m really excited about this book: You can preview some of the illustrations on the Amazon page, and it’s just wonderfully done – yes, […]

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They’re Not Trying To Sell, But Inspiring You To Buy – Samsung Storytelling Secrets

August 26, 2012

Apple already did it, but now Samsung too uses storytelling to promote their newest and fanciest smartphone. In this YouTube video, you get the story behind the design of the Samsung Galaxy SIII. There’s a couple of things to say about this. First of all, it’s brilliant marketing, because it even speaks to people who […]

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