A Clear Story

“Tell them what you are going to tell them; tell them; tell them what you have told them” – Aristotle

We creative people have the tendency to avoid clarity and simplicity. Why? From the start, make it clear. There’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, people love it. Even if they don’t admit it.

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It’s About The People

“I think the best stories always end up being about the people rather than the event, which is to say character-driven.” Stephen King

We can’t build a great story with out building relationships. If life was all about events and thrills that you and I have only experienced alone — that will be pretty miserable. A boring story, I’ll say.

I need you, you need me. If not me, then somebody out there does. People matter. Our life must be character-driven. 

Who Are They?

“As a storyteller, you are a servant of your story, not the master. You must do what it requires, not what you want to do. You must remove your ego from it. Art is not to show people who you are; it is to show people who they are.” Brian Mcdonald