top of page
  • AutorenbildHansjörg Schlüter

Storyworthy - Part 3: Chronicles of Transformation: Crafting Stories from Life's Turning Points - A reading log

Aktualisiert: 29. Apr.

Part 3


Clear text:


by Matthew Dicks

A reading log.

Part 3

December 26th, 2023

To tell a good story, you have to create it around the moment that somehow changed your life. A good story hides everything that is not necessary and highlights everything that is important to understanding how that moment happened and changed you.

Chapters 6 and 7, page 102



December 27th, 2023

Every good story has a 5-second moment of change, transformation, evolution. Jurassic Park - Alan Grant evolves from hating kids to loving them. Indiana Jones - Indie transforms from science to faith.

Chapter 7, page 110



December 28th, 2023

To start your story, you need to find the right point to enter it. As mentioned before, good stories are about change. The "5-Second Moment" is most likely the end of your story. So a good story start should be the opposite of what you are feeling, thinking, or being after the "5-Second Moment". Most movies work like this. You can probably predict the ending from the first 15 minutes.

Chapter 8, page 121



December 29th, 2023

Two important rules for starting a story.

1. Start with forward movement. Say you are on a journey to somewhere or something like that. This gets the listener's brain working.

2. Don't start by setting expectations. Surprise is the best part of a story. If you start a story with "You're not going to believe this" you set a frame and the listener is prepared for the surprise.

Chapter 8, page 125

<-- Previous         Next -->

22 Ansichten0 Kommentare

Aktuelle Beiträge

Alle ansehen


bottom of page