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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.

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!