Module -Storytelling

How do I structure a story?
How do I remember it?

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Now we start the concrete work on the stories. In order to remember a story well and be able to tell it ourselves later, we first break it down into its individual parts in order to then bring it to life in our very own version.

Let's go!

Storytelling is best learned by doing.
Step by step.
That's why you'll find lots of exercises on the next few pages to help you practice what's been explained before, using concrete examples. This sometimes takes some time. But it is worth it!

The cornerstones of the story

What is it that builds a story? Here we will give a very simplified presentation of what creates a story, a greatly reduced dramaturgy. You could say that a story generally rests on four cornerstones. Without them, it is difficult to bring the story to life for the listener's inner imagination. The four cornerstones also become a reminder of what is missing in one's story, whether it feels half or incomplete. The four cornerstones are the main character(s), the place, the dilemma and the end.

Main character(s): Who is it about - the being(s) at the centre of the story? (Persons, animals, fantasy beings, objects ...)
Place: Where is the story set?
Dilemma: The problem to solve - the engine of the story
The end: What is the ending of the story?