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Don’t Forget The Villain

The battle of good and evil has been going on for as long as anyone can remember, ancient societies all had a deity and a monster and have carried this mindset into modernity. Things aren’t always as black and white as many of these morality tales will lead you to believe however, the villain after […]

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A Look At The Hero’s Journey

Whether you look for your inspiration in books, comics, films or video games ou will no doubt have come across a tale that has been spun thanks to the guiding outline of the Hero’s Journey. This narrative structure is a common way to plot out the progression of a main character, not just through events […]

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4 Reasons Comics Are Excellent for Storytelling

In the scale of storytelling mediums, we have moved from word of mouth, to the written word all the way to video games and today Virtual Reality. Thanks to the invention of film most of the visual storytelling that is celebrated is told in this form yet there is an alternative that sits somewhere between […]

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Drut’syla – Jewish Storytelling

Jews are a religious group that have been subjected to brutality and persecution throughout much of early and modern history, but peace and creativity runs through Jewish culture.  Part of that tradition is telling imaginative stories. Storytelling has been iconic to a Jewish minority and has been passed down to young children through centuries. The […]

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The Science of Storytelling – Part 2

The art of good storytelling as just as much about science and how our brain reacts to a story well told, to any perceived magic. But a really good narrator knows just what buttons to push to captivate an audience and leave it spellbound. Whether a storyteller knows what the scientific approach is to tell […]

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The Science of Storytelling – Part 1

Since the very first days when man could barely talk, stories have always been told, they grab us and take us in to another fantastical world. They also allow us to live sort of vicariously, that is by imagining the storytellers experience. Not everybody has the skill to narrate stories and keep their audiences captivated […]

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How Pixar Tells a Story

One of the great animated movie companies in the world is Pixar, and it is debatably one of the greatest storytellers of modern times. Because its visual action is dealt with by animation it opens the door for fantastic storylines that capture the imagination. Pixar understand how to move the emotions of its audiences, and […]

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How Stories are told in Different Parts of the World – Part 2

Storytelling differs all over the world and the way people relay their news and information can be delivered many different ways. In speech, song, dance and using props such as puppetry, we look at some of the vastly different ways that stories are told around the world. Rakugo The Japanese art of storytelling is called […]

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The Oldest Written Stories of History

Humans have been telling each other stories since, presumably, we first learned to speak. Our imagination endows us with great potential for the codifying idle thought into complex fantasy, that oftentimes seems as real as the physical world around us. These verbal stories, however entrancing, are now mostly lost to the mists of time. Ancient […]

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How Stories are told in Different Parts of the World – Part 1

For as long as man has tried to communicate with his fellow man, people have developed ways to relay information to one another as effectively as they can. And around the world for centuries different peoples have striven to get their stories and tales heard. The interesting thing about all this is that we don’t […]

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