Storytelling is an Art

Notes ON the ART of storytelling:

 “When you are in the middle of a story it isn’t a story at all, but only a confusion; a dark roaring, a blindness, a wreckage of shattered glass and splintered wood; like a house in a whirlwind, or else a boat crushed by the icebergs or swept over the rapids, and all aboard powerless to stop it. It’s only afterwards that it becomes anything like a story at all. When you are telling it, to yourself or to someone else.”

Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace

 Storytelling is also a natural function of our brains. We like to complete things. We like to complete the story and come to a conclusion.

We all have a story to tell. We are living it out each day. We get to change to plot and evolve the main character with our every thought and action. Every communication is a mini story. What perspective are you choosing? Are you telling your highest story? 

We choose where we focus the energy of our life narrative.


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Stories We Tell a film by Sarah Polley