Einträge in storytelling
Why you suck at storytelling - thoughts on the most difficult craft in the world

You know a good story when you hear one. But asking why exactly you liked or not liked it will leave you probably thinking. Identifying the key elements of a good story is not easy as it is intuitive and also different for everybody depending on the person’s mood, education and worldview.

But there are a few general things that should be considered.

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Movie Review: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Have you ever watched an album/movie etc. you wanted to like so much but just couldn’t? Have you ever thought you could never be disappointed by your favorite artist whatever he produces? Did you ever wish to forget instantly what you just saw/hear because you do not want the rest of the artist’s work to be stained?

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How it all begins: The Ballad of the Spermwhale and Giant Squid

“The pain prepares you for life!” She had heard this fallacy so often, it had become truth. But the alleged honor did nothing to alleviate her terror. Two of her friends had already undergone the ritual and it had transformed them. Never again had she seen them laugh, and their agonized faces crumbled a little more each day.

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How to become a great writer? #1

11 great writing techniques that will improve your storytelling immediately!

The obvious answer would be: writing, writing, writing. Repeat. Be creative, learn the rules, break the rules. Have something to say, to critique, to solve an existential problem. Distill some life wisdom and translate it for the common people. Be entertaining or exciting. Make us f*cking CARE. And most importantly: do not be BORING!

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How it all begins: The Ballad of the Spermwhale and Giant Squid

He wanted to take her and her stupid manuscript and shoot them both to the moon, never to see her again!

Severin Roosmeer couldn’t believe his eyes. Moonbeam was at his door. At first, he took her police uniform for the real thing, but a second look told him only the cap and leather boots were authentic – the rest was painted on her naked body.

She laughed and stumbled drunkenly into the foyer, leaning heavily on him to keep from falling.

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