Book review: THE STORYTELLING CODE

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5 min readApr 28, 2023

10 Simple Rules to Shape and Tell a brilliant story by Dana Norris

Why did I pick up this book and what did I expect to get out of it:​

Everyone tells a story now and then for different reasons. I started learning about storytelling to get better at getting my message across be it professionally or in my private time. Some might find it strange to use stories professionally but from my experience using stories to present new information or to change someone’s perspective is a great tool. One of the things that convinced me to pick up “The Storytelling Code” was the promise from the author to provide advice on how to set a goal for each story, gather the best material, and shape a plot to keep your audience engaged.

I expect to learn more about the process of creating a story, developing the “story arc”, and what should I include and what not in the story. What I’m looking for the most is “the order of steps” in the process of writing the story, because sometimes I get stuck at a certain point and don’t know how to develop the story so that I don’t lose “my audience” or even worse to “overshadow” the message of the story.

My thoughts about the book:​

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