Spinning Yarns. What makes a good storyteller, in your opinion? Are your favorite storytellers people you know or writers you admire?
As long as you can stop me from dozing off and keep me guessing, you will be my favorite story teller. I have some friends who are great story tellers. They don’t just use language as the tool but they use the body language too. We may articulate perfectly how someone feels in a situation. For example you can vividly narrate how scared you felt when someone telephoned you in the midnight to let you know that you are right then sleeping alone in a haunted hotel!? But instead of the verbosity how about you cringe in fear and make a few comical faces to deliver the point! These faces will stay with the listeners forever.
This may not be possible in all scenarios. But then some of my friends have the knack of telling about their inner feelings – cynical ones are the most intriguing ones 😛 – parallel to the story line. Some others just open the scene for listeners. “Dude, what does She means by that!?”
Here on WordPress, some really cool bloggers just com-press the words by narrating stories in a series of beautiful pictures! I love that style too!
And finally the best story teller for the masses is a movie. Director is the boss. Movie shows how beautifully or crookedly he delivers the message. Signing off with a hope to understand what Nolan has in store in Interstellar. Houston, do you copy?! Time to get over Gravity!