Hey guys! This is my final video for my Digital Storytelling class, where I talk about what I learned through the course. Hope you enjoy!
I heard that writing fiction is harder than nonfiction, because you have to make it believable. Like, when you hear something unbelievable in fiction, you’re just like ‘that wouldn’t happen’ - but when you hear something in nonfiction, you’re like ‘damn, I can’t believe that happened’.
When I am explaining an idea to you, I want to be clearly understood. I want very little distance between my intended meaning, and your perceived meaning. To accomplish this, I need to be precise. I need the ideas to be substantiated by argument, where each example, each concept, builds upon the other, toward a coherent conclusion.
But when I tell a story, reflecting on moment in time, and reflecting on that reflection, I am not so concerned about interpretation. Perhaps I imagine my meaning is evident. While I might hope you would read something similar to me about what this story tells about the source of my political views, I am not trying to convince you to share them. I want you to relate my experience to your own.
“The first obstacle is the terminology most writers use to think about story. Terms like “rising action,” “climax,” “progressive complication,” and “denouement,” terms that go as far back as Aristotle, are so broad and theoretical as to be almost meaningless. Let’s be honest: they have no practical value for storytellers.
I love the dichotomy of your romantic pairings. Dandy, the crass, sexually open woman paired with the prim and proper noble in Azuka. Tough, badass, stoic Toru paired with fidgety, nervous, unsure of himself Gurujhal.
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