Native Indian Proverb
“Those who tell the stories
rule the world.”
Mastering the power of both storytelling and creative living is maybe the greatest power there is.
This is what this blog is about.
It has always been inside of you.
The untold story.
You have a story the world needs to hear. You have a passion for storytelling, be it in writing, fine art, music, design, photography or film.
Stories make us human. Stories inspire, they touch the deepest parts of our soul and connect us in a way probably nothing else can.
So what are you waiting for? Start living your story!
What you get here
Storytelling, in my opinion, contains two different parts that together make a great storyteller:
- the mastering of the storytelling craft (which is, let’s be honest, an inexhaustible topic)
- a lifestyle that enables and empowers your craft
Both of these you will learn here.
This blog is composed of two categories: storytelling & creative lifestyle.
In the storytelling category, you’ll find everything you need to learn the craft of a storyteller and master both basics and advanced topics.
This is essential to becoming a good storyteller. Many creatives start off hating rules and regulations, especially when it comes to writing. They hold the view that rules would only limit creativity and destroy their individuality. This view is ignorant.
Imagine someone wanting to play violin but refusing to learn the craft. This is ridiculous. This “creative” approach will be a pain for the ear and the soul.
With storytelling, the case is exactly the same. No wonder so many books and stories end up being a pain for the eye and soul.
Moreover, storytelling craft is so layered and deep that mastering it requires both knowledge and experience for years and years. Talent, yes. But talent is the one special spark that is added on top of craft. It’s never the foundation.
Believe me when I say that the rules of storytelling will only make you more creative, and your stories more powerful and engaging. Every principle I learned had supplied me with endless ideas and made my creative mind think and rethink story components. By mastering the craft you receive a great “gift” – a gut feeling for the right and wrong in stories, a sensibility to story mistakes and endless ideas of how to fix them.
Where to get the ideas from? How to make time to be creative? How to treat my time wisely? How to live a life that is worthy of a “calling”? These and many more questions are answered in the “creative lifestyle” category.
I found out very soon that being creative is not just about the skills. It’s about lifestyle. Everything I do or don’t do is reflected in my storytelling.
It took me very long to set up a proper writing routine. Because: how could I fit writing every day into my busy schedule?
Moreover, I realized how important fitness and healthy nutrition was for my body and my mind to function and thus to be creative.
There is so much more to a creative lifestyle:
Inspiration. Friends and mentors. Education. Places to visit. Contacts to establish. Routines (very important!). Tricks to ease the creative process. And much much more.
All of this you’ll find in the creative lifestyle category. If you decided to become a creative storyteller, you need to understand that this is your life from now on, and you need to establish this lifestyle over time. It will change as you try out things and routines, it will modify according to your experience, age and family situation.
The most important thing is: never give up! make the decision to start your creative journey, and enjoy the process as much as you enjoy the results.
In this section, I also cover the topic of “travel” for one reason alone: I looooove traveling, because it always inspires me and gives me new impulses. With my posts and videos, I aim to give a little of this feeling to my readers and inspire them.
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My name is Diana.
I have loved stories since I was little, could have spent hours and hours reading books or watching Disney movies. My favorite movie ever has been “Braveheart” since I was nine 😉
Then, I made my first steps creating: I wrote my first poems with 7 and my first novel at the age of 13.
I’ve read books about writing and filmmaking, studied film directing and became a writer and director. Today, I wrote and directed short films, adverts and documentaries as well as several stage shows. I’m starting my journey on writing books. But this is only the beginning.
On my adventure, I might be several steps ahead of you, but I am still learning and experiencing, and as I do, I want to accompany you and share my experiences and my knowledge, so that you can profit from it and grow.