Storytelling is hard. I’ve been studying it for some time, and I’m always learning. One book that I’ve enjoyed reading is Notes to Screenwriters by Peterson & Nicolosi.
Below are some of the best videos I’ve seen on the art of storytelling. All of these resources, the book and the videos have one idea in common – be respectful of the intelligence of the audience. Give the reader/viewer something for the mind to work on without explicitly stating it. In other words show, don’t tell. This is easier said than done.
Anyway, here are the videos:
George Saunders on Storytelling (Coarse language alert)
Ken Burns on Storytelling
Ira Glass on Storytelling
Kurt Vonnegut on Storytelling