Whenever I have a good story, I approach my mentor to make it great.
He can tell impactful stories right ON THE SPOT!
But is it possible?
Yes, it is. I see it every day when my mentor creates stories out of simple posts through:
🌄 An exciting start,
😣 A gripping dilemma, and
👏🏼 A satisfying end.
That sounds challenging. And it is! But that's how the world's greatest authors, such as JK Rowling and Stephen King, tell their stories!
Do you also wish to learn and grasp this technique and keep your audience hooked throughout the journey?
Here is a 3-step framework for crafting a compelling narrative to tell your stories anytime and anywhere - the 3 C formula for storytelling:
It consists of three key elements: character, conflict, and change.
Character: Your story should have well-developed and relatable characters. The audience should relate with them, love them, and be happy and sad for them. Think Harry Potter and Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice.
To make your characters relatable:-
🕴🏼Give your characters their unique personalities, motivations, and goals, making them real to your audience.
🕴🏼Give your audience the ability to connect with the characters, so they care about what happens to them during the story.
Conflict: Your story needs drama! There should be some conflict or challenge that the characters must overcome to move the story forward. For example, Harry Potter survives all the problems placed by Voldemort during his years at Hogwarts.
🦸🏼♂️ Add some conflict or problem that the characters must overcome.
🦸🏼♂️ Make this conflict central to the story to drive the action forward.
🦸🏼♂️ It could be an external conflict, such as a character facing an obstacle or challenge, or an internal conflict, such as a character struggling with a personal decision or dilemma.
Change (or Resolution): The story should have a satisfying resolution to the conflict, whether it be a happy ending or a lesson learned. No one enjoys a drama that doesn't end (well 😉).
🥳 provide an outcome of the conflict and how it is resolved.
🥳 It could be a happy ending, where the characters achieve their goals and overcome the conflict, or a more nuanced resolution, where the characters learn a lesson or gain a new perspective.
🥳 resolve satisfying to the audience and tie up any loose ends in the story.
Whether telling a personal story or presenting a business proposal, the 3 Cs can help you weave a storyline that effectively communicates your message.
By including well-developed characters, a central conflict, and a satisfying resolution, you can craft a story that effectively communicates your message and achieves your goals.
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