Storytellers come in many forms. Writers. Poets. Griots. Screenwriters. Playwrights. Songwriters. Mimes. As writers we can learn a little from each one of them.
Screenwriting shows us how to use dialogue and action to advance the narrative of our story.
Songwriting teaches us to relate a powerful story that connects with our audience using minimal verse punctuated by haunting metaphors and memorable phrasing.
Earlier this week we discussed the power of a well-told story. We can do this by borrowing techniques traditionally used by any of the storytellers listed above.
The video gives brief instruction on how to use mind-mapping to craft a song that has greater emotional impact. This technique would also be beneficial for a novelist who wants to turn up the emotion in a scene. Check out the video below and tell me what you think.
What tools or techniques do you use to turn up the emotions in your story? Tell us in the comments below.
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