Did you miss out on learning to tell stories at school?
I did Latin at school. I am mostly OK with nouns, verbs and sentence strucuture. But I was taught to write in the dry style of academic reports.
I am not alone. Those of us who wasted our time with this type of education, have literally to be re-educated to tell a story, about someone, with sentence structures that are easy on the ear and inviting to the reader.
We start a long way back. It’s not that we can’t grasp the mechanics. We don’t really have the concept, let alone the experience.
Another for telling a story or designing a popular event
Well here is another list of steps that are useful for telling stories and designing events as a story. I found it in an old notebook and didn’t want to throw it away.
#4 Avatar walks the talk [I added a note here – multiple voices?]
#5 Position yourself. Does fashion determine the event? Or does the event determine fashion? I wonder what this means? Whatever, my notes say that your position affects who joins in.
#6 Think about Gen Y and the accoutrements of Gen Y – mobile phones, virtual money, etc.
#8 Defragmentation [?]
#9 Fashion exclusivity
Well, I wonder where that list came from? It looks as if it will be fairly useful for evaluating a plan or diagnosing your reaction to a plan.
Can you elaborate any part of it for me?
- There is only an open invitation to take part every day in whatever part of the world that I find myself
- Events management from the point of view of a participant
- Virgin, Martyr, Saint, Witch?
- Introducing ScholarWriter
- Poetry and essays on the Hero’s Journey
- Tell us a good story . . .but not an anecdote
- If I am going to waste time, I may as well do it in whole sentences.
- Will you look back in wonder? Or are you sleepwalking through an institutionalized life?
- Test your positive thinking: make yourself the main character and feel pain
- Meeting of hopes & dreams: will that happen in this General Election?