Is it the plot, background element, visual depiction, the feel, the auditory part, or the Storyteller? Maybe, you might have thought about the Science or the Artistic part in Stories too. We can call it, the Art or the Science of Storytelling.Why do we share stories? Is there a purpose or a compulsory need to share stories?
The little neurons in my mind have been asking such questions and here am starting a series to write a series on, ‘Storytelling.’ I have always wondered why am drawn towards this domain. It all started when I had a tiff with my Coach and Mentor when he mentioned, why I am telling stories and why I am not sharing the facts instead? This thought irked me and it slapped each and every cell in my body and shook the DNA, in fact, I felt that my DNA lost its helix structure and it uncoiled itself to a flat lifeless string. I picked on a one-on-one with my Mentor, Mr.Ramesh Prasad, NLP Trainer-Onefluencer https://onefluencer.com/ , and asked him, “What is wrong with me or for that fact if anyone shares stories?” Well, there was a silence and then this silence opened a space in my mind to create a page 3 years back and today a series called, ‘Stories in Oasis.” Stories in Oasis is all about Stories and what it means to me.
Stories have been flowing for generations and ages just like a river to meet its Ocean. In this series, basis my understanding and experiences of experiencing and learning, I would be quilling few weaves starting with the structure of storytelling, what stories mean to me, how I relate with the same. There is no right or wrong and there is no exact or rigid structure. Just like a river that doesn’t have an exact structure but it does have a pattern and how it breaks the same as well, stories travel a path in a pattern which is not only about leaving a message called, ‘Moral of the story,’ but on what makes the flow beautiful, interesting and how it makes us wondering and seated till the end showcasing the outcome!
What and all get’s into the structure, is it the Root, Trunk, and the branches or loads more to the Tree of Storytelling?
Will be back with the next story soon!
And Mayaakatha is planning more.
Yes, loads more in the kitty, we had Poetry connect for April month, a mixed bag of stories for May and now we are featuring Healing stories as a part of #
And for July 2021, we plan to feature Lockdown-melodies. A date with the Vessels, a medley with the laundry clothes, or a break-dance with the broom and mop stick. You heard it right, tickle all your neurons, and allow your DNA to weave some personal stories or the one you enjoyed listening to, with due courtesy to the story owner.