How to use the Storytelling Library

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I'm so excited about this library. First of all, libraries and bookstores are my favorite places in the world and, second, I'm excited to have a place to put all of the research and work I've done on storytelling. 

This library is divided into sections much like a regular library. But, instead of fiction, non fiction, biography, etc... We're going to have story-related sections! There is a LOT of information heading your way so I thought it would be helpful to create a little 'index' so you know what to expect and what categories to look for based on what you need.

STORY BASICS

This section will answer these questions + many more: 

  • What is the anatomy of a good story?
  • What are the different types of storytelling? 
  • Why do some stories stick and others don't?
  • How can I organize my thoughts and experiences into a compelling story? 

INTERNAL STORIES

This section will answer these questions + many more: 

  • What stories have shaped me for better and worse? 
  • What are stories in my life that need healing? 
  • How do I identify and re-write dead-end narratives?
  • How do I know when a story is mine or someone else's (parent, partner, co-worker, society)?

EXTERNAL STORIES

This section will answer these questions + many more: 

  • What stories am I telling the world?
  • What stories is the world telling me?
  • How do I spot a fake story?
  • How does my body language play into my story?

LIVE YOUR BEST STORY

This section will answer these questions + many more: 

  • What in my life sustains vs. drains me?
  • What is the story I'm telling my body?
  • How does my style support or detract from living my best story?
  • What is my relationship with money?

ONLINE STORYTELLING

This section will answer these questions + many more: 

  • What is the difference between online storytelling and in-person storytelling?
  • How can I use SEO to support my online story?
  • How can I make my 'about page' about me?
  • How can I build a badass content calendar?

STORYTELLING FOR WRITERS

This section will answer these questions + many more: 

  • How can I organize my thoughts into a compelling memoir, book of essays, or non-fiction book?
  • How can journaling help me live a better story?
  • How can I beat resistance in writing?
  • How can I get my writing into the world? 

STORY TROUBLESHOOTING

This section will answer these questions + many more: 

  • What can I do when I'm sick of my story?
  • How can I attract better readers, employees, customers?
  • How can I bounce back from online trolling and bullying? 
  • How can I bounce back after I didn't get my dream job (yet)? 

STORYTELLING FOR PROFESSIONALS

This section will answer these questions + many more:

  • How do I answer the question, 'so, what do you do?'
  • How can I use my story for better networking?
  • How do I create my career map?
  • How do I make the best of a job I don't love?

STORYTELLING FOR ENTREPRENEURS

This section will answer these questions + many more:

  • How does my company brand differ from my personal brand? 
  • How do I identify my customer's story?
  • How do I hire the right team?
  • How do I tell my story on stage?