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10 Quick Tips: StorytellingFor those with high-powered jobs, demanding pets, or other drains on your valuable time: here is a quick, ten-point tutorial for better storytelling.10 Quick Tips: Storytelling by MetalMagpie
The points are drawn from books, articles, casually-offered-advice and my own experience. Much like the Ten Commandments, they aren't all concrete rules. Just things to strongly keep in mind.
1. Show, don't tell.
-> Don't tell us that elves are disliked. Show us the disgust on people's faces when one appears.
-> But sometimes it is quicker just to tell. Watch out for those times.
2. Dramatise more.
-> Don't give the reader overviews. Pick out scenes and dramatise them.
-> Narrators explaining things is boring. Characters doing things is exciting.
3. The protagonist drives the story.
-> They're the decision-maker, not a parcel to be carried around.
-> Stories are about the hero doing things, not just having things done to them.
4. Every scene has a purpose.
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