WHY DO WE NEED TO RECONSTRUCT OUR METHODS OF STORYTELLING

Does your story have an extraordinary factor?

I took a long pause and said, “…but it looks really privileged, media won’t bite into this. This seems to be a little less inspiring.” Exasperated and perplexed, my client quickly reacted, “Why would you say that?” I replied, “Because the classic narration of setting up the trigger, showing the hardship, struggle, failure, and the rise of a phoenix-like emotion is somewhere missing.”

“What’s more important, being authentic or being inspiring?”

I couldn’t discount my learnings on how media would view and review this piece that is not secured with either an emotive or a provocative appeal.

Have you started on your journey to an extraordinary story?

These stories of transformation and triumph are hardwired in such a manner that an ordinary backdrop setting appears plain boring and in fact, at times insignificant.

Superhero plot — Check I Superhero character — Check I Superhero trigger — Check

With this. we’re running a risk of losing a sense of our objective reality. Our threshold to establishing an emotional connection has shot up at an all-time high, and we’re finding it hard than ever to find those stories that actually move us.

Stories aplenty! Stories everywhere! Heroes everywhere!

Our minds are under siege with stories all around.

Therefore, we need a shift — from epic storytelling to storytelling that problem-solves.

True Stories > Emotional, Positive, Inspiring Stories

Is it authentic? To yourself

Is it authentic? To your audience

Is it authentic? To your higher self

We just have to be careful that we don’t pin down stories as being more than what they are. After all, a good story is what people believe in because of its authenticity, not because it is just an emotional and fantastical read.

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Publicist I Idealist I Equalist Ultra-(un)Orthodox I I pick and choose from both Left and Right I King of random thoughts I Solo-traveller I World is one place

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