One of the most significant things I’ve learned from this course is the importance of telling a good story. No matter what your goal is, or what you’re writing about, good storytelling will hook your readers and make your writing the best it can be.
The importance of storytelling
There are so many reasons why storytelling is important for creating digital content. Telling a good story will keep your readers interested no matter what you’re writing about. A piece of writing that flows well and has a clear beginning, middle, and end will satisfy readers so much more than just dumping a bunch of information on the page without a thought. Storytelling also allows us writers to be more creative with what we’re writing; you can turn even a not-so-interesting topic into a compelling one if you just find the right story.
Let the story be your guide
Sometimes it’s a struggle to find a good angle, or the right perspective on your topic. I’ve learned that you often have to take a step back and consider what’s already there. Every topic has a story of some sort – you just have to find it! Letting the story itself guide you through the writing process will make your work more authentic (and often easier to write). You don’t have to overthink things or make it too complicated. Just consider what you have to work with and go from there.
Different kinds of stories
There are so many different kinds of stories in the world right now, and so many different ways to tell them. Personally, I want to tell stories that are meaningful and shed light on important issues or problems in the world. I love the idea of using storytelling as a way to help other people and make the world a little bit better. But no matter what goals you have or what kind of content you want to create, the ability to tell good stories is essential.