Storytelling The Workshop Part 1 - What makes you a remarkable storyteller?
The Chat Box
Published at : 05 Dec 2020
Chatboxers, there's a storyteller in each one of us.
But what makes a good writer? It's being remarkable.
And, how do you become remarkable?
There are a lot of writers but just a few become memorable.
Why? “Because there’s just something about them that’s unique.
Their voice and style are almost impossible to replicate.”
People have to share your work with other people because they’ve been touched by you without any mercy.
So, here’s a tip. If you want to be remarkable you should do as Stephen
* You kill your darlings when you decide to get rid of an unnecessary storyline, character, or sentences in a piece of creative writing—elements you may have worked hard to create but that must be removed for the sake of your overall story King says, “Kill your darlings.”
You kill your darlings when you decide to get rid of an unnecessary storyline, character, or sentences in a piece of creative writing—elements you may have worked hard to create but that must be removed for the sake of your overall story.
And the question is… Is it worth it all the pain, the practice, and the sacrifice it takes to become a master writer?
If so, deliberate practice is for you.
What’s the difference between deliberate practice and regular practice? Deliberate practice comes with a sense of serious concentration, study, repetition and frustration.
When you revise your work, you stress over every line and detail. You focus on the message you’re trying to get across and whether it’s coming across the right way. You go back through your writing and analyze each line to make sure it needs to be there.
If you want to be remarkable maybe you should learn how to fall in love with frustration.
Because you’ll see… In your mind, you’re a creative genius. When you’re not writing the ideas bounce inside your mind flawlessly, but the minute you sit down and put those words on the page, those magnificent sentences disappear. Oh gosh! isn’t it like this all the time?
If you are going to let your horses run free, you’ll need creative callouses. Just like scraping your hand on a metal bar and skin getting tougher, you’ll end up with more mental bumps and bruises than you can count, but you will get to a point where you know you’ll never quit.
That’s where you enter remarkable territory — because you have the certainty that in the end you are going to get there, exactly where you intended to be or perhaps … even in a better but rather unknown place.