Creative Writing 101

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.


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This blog is a companion to the UX Storytellers project. You will find everything that's currently going on, what has happened so far and what is planned for the future.

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The best way to learn is through listening to stories. The best way to teach is through telling stories. Are you a UX Expert with stories to tell? We would love to hear your story.

Famous Quotes

The universe is made of stories, not atoms.
Muriel Rukeyser

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories. Ursula K. LeGuin