How to tell a great story, visualized


November 9, 2013 by bck1402

My first attempt to reblog something…

I’m always on the lookout for how storytelling can be made easier, and I think that most of us who do write, we do it simply because we have something to say, a story to tell. At least that’s how I feel.

Of the five point in the graphics, I can only hope that I hit them while telling my story. I hope you would care about the story and the characters as much as I do. And I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy telling it.

TED Blog

A good story can make a campfire that much eerier. A good story can flip a conversation at a party from completely awkward to wonderful. [ted_talkteaser id=1379]A good story can glue your nose to a book. And, on screen, a good story can rivet generation after generation.

So, uh, how do you tell one?

Andrew Stanton, the Pixar writer and director behind both Toy Story and WALL-E, has many ideas, and he shared his expertise in his TED Talk, The clues to a great story. Below, see his golden rules of storytelling visualized by Karin Hueck and Rafael Quick of the Brazilian culture and science magazine Superinteressante. Each month, the magazine’s editors take a TED Talk and give it to their graphic wizards to interpret in any way they see fit. Here, a reimagining of Stanton’s talk on stories. Via the Ugly Duckling. Just click the image…

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5 thoughts on “How to tell a great story, visualized

  1. charlypriest says:

    Nice you posted this, quite informative. I´m going to steal it and reblog it to my site so I can take a better look later on.

  2. bck1402 says:

    so, that’s what it looks like…

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