Today I’m sharing some of my favorite ideas for your publications and stories.
Try stacking story elements for better storytelling. We all know that the right story packaging can turn a so-so story into a spectacular one. That’s why I love the map and annotation that Carleton staffer Jonathon Reese did for the most recent issue of the Carleton College Voice. You can get the gist with what I’ve posted here, but click here to see the gorgeous PDF. I especially liked that it combined multiple elements to tell a story about off-campus study that would’ve been pretty humdrum in straight narrative format. Are there ways you could “stack” elements in your own stories? A list and a Venn diagram? A quiz and a recipe? As always, my story toolkit is a good place to start.
See what you’ve been missing. My team and I have a lot of stuff coming out in the next few months, but they’re all still on the cusp of being published. In the meantime, you can check out
- An award-winning story I wrote about a pioneering AIDS researcher
- Another award winner about an illustrator
- A story on cheating called Bluffs for a Better World
- A story that my team and I did on classes that’ll make you wish you were a student again
Want to find a way to work together? Let’s talk!