Become a better storyteller in 30 days
Every day has an example of a story that illustrates a principle of great storytelling.
Verses of scripture and prayer starters connect these story examples back to The Original Storyteller, God.
Improving storytelling takes practice. So each devotional has an action step that puts the principles to use.
Stories are everywhere. They are the common theme shared by all people. They exist in every language, culture, time period and nation. Stories engage and
entertain. They create emotion and empathy. Stories unite and connect.
But why? What makes stories so powerful? Why are they so universal? How is a good story able to penetrate the distractions of a busy world? What causes a story to activate the minds of people anywhere?
THE ORIGINAL STORYTELLER seeks to answer those questions through the lens of God’s stories. He is the first and best storyteller. His stories reveal the essence of all great stories. Take the 30-day journey towards becoming a better storyteller.
“The church has the greatest story to tell, and we don’t have to look far to learn how to tell it well. Robert reminds us to look for inspiration from the original storyteller. It’s God’s story, and He has given us everything we need to tell the world about Him.”
“Through an undeniably entertaining and enlightening mash-up of English Lit, Film Studies, and Theology 101, The Original Storyteller inspires artists to reconnect their craft to their Creator. Robert Carnes has produced a true gift for anyone who feels stalled creativity or spiritually.”
“Ever wonder the elusive formula to a compelling story? Read no farther than this inspiring, practical book. Great stories change everything (and this book will for you).”
My friends at the ChurchMag blog recently shared their review of The Original Storyteller. Be sure to read if you want another great perspective on the book.
I recently got to do an interview with Dan Wunderlich on his podcast, The Art of the Sermon. We talked about how church leaders can use storytelling to connect with people and communicate better.
Were you specifically looking for an infographic with exactly 22 rules for storytelling? Well, then. You’ve come to precisely the right place. Fancy that.
I recently shot a video talking about The Hero’s Journey for my friends at Courageous Storytellers. They’ve got plenty other great resources on their site about storytelling—including my book!
I recently recorded a number of minute-long videos talking about storytelling for Church.org. These Minute Messages are bite-sized ways to get better at telling stories and see how awkward I am on camera.