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Evolution of storytelling

Posted: 5/3/10 | Written by Jeannie | Labels:

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We all know the publishing industry is changing. It’s going through the digital revolution. But my question is: what do you think the next evolutionary stage of storytelling will be? Will it be twitter novels, E-books, or something else? Recently, I was involved in a discussion with Joseph Matheny—owner of Hukilau—about how storytelling is changing. He explained that independent movies are changing due to budget cuts, but the one thing that remains the same is the ability to effectively tell a story.

What would we do if we could not publish (traditionally) our work in novel form? Can we tell the same story via a camera lens, or through flash fiction? Would you, the reader, want to listen to podcasts of literary goodness?

So my question to you: where do you want storytelling to go? What medium are you willing to adapt to?