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Storytelling 101

Daniel José Older

5 mins

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Author, essayist, and New York Times bestseller Daniel José Older teaches us must-know tricks for crafting a compelling story.


Storytelling 101

Storytelling 101

by Daniel José Older


Storytelling isn't simply about choosing the right words. It's about one's ability to capture the essence of a story and deliver it effectively through lively characters, an understanding of the dynamics of conflict, and context-sensitive structure.

Daniel José Older is a writer and bestselling author of fantasy and young adult literature. Older's course is a well of storytelling insights that we can draw from and use to hone our craft and unearth the stories that hide within our minds.

Packed with insights about the writing process through an expert's lens, Storytelling 101 will help you overcome writer's block and get your story and voice out there.

Favorite quote

Crisis is really a turning point — we think about it as this awful thing that happens, but the root of the word comes back to the idea of a turning point.

- Daniel José Older

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