Monday, April 25, 2011
Matthew E. May has posted a very interesting article: 8 Simple Storytelling Tips For Business Owners.
I decided to see if I could find something direct from a world class storyteller, something that might provide a user-friendly framework for thinking about how to craft a compelling story, and something that might not need an entire book to explain. In other words, I wanted a simple storytelling crib sheet.
I found it. And from a most unlikely source: Kurt Vonnegut. Yes, the Kurt Vonnegut, of the masterpiece Slaughterhouse-Five (and many others) fame
My favourite rule is number 5 : Start as close to the end as possible. This advice is so good - but not easy to fulfill.
The article contains other very interesting links as well. Go and take a look.