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Storytelling

How to Choose Scenes for Your Story

A landscape of rolling grassy hills shows through a window

No matter the medium, every storyteller has to be selective about which events the audience will experience and which will be summarized or simply left out. This is particularly true for stories that take place over long time periods. Leaving out important events will frustrate … read more »

Storytelling

How & Why You Should Consolidate Your Story

A boy surrounded by glowing butterflies looks at the ones inside a giant lightbulb

We’ve mentioned many times that stories can’t handle infinite complexity; audiences have a limit to how much they can absorb and understand. When stories are over-burdened with too many ideas, they become both confusing and slow. Plus, dividing your wordcount between, for example, ten important … read more »