At a basic level digital storytelling means using technology to tell stories. You can tell digital stories in many ways, for example: through text on a website or social media tool, through narration and images in a video, or through narration in a podcast.
Digital stories are not just facts presented with accompanying images, they are narratives crafted to take the listener or reader on a journey. Just like a novel or a documentary, digital stories have a plot, characters, and themes.
Stories are really powerful tools. They can appeal to a human brain in unique ways.
Decide what you want to write about (e.g. a family member, yourself, your culture, your religion, etc.)
Gather research and learn about your topic before you begin your script.
This is where you will spend the bulk of your time as a well-crafted story is the whole point. A really great script or storyboard should make the production of your story very easy.
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Here are some resources thath can help you write a compelling story:
Now that we've talked about storytelling, let's move on to the planning and writing stage.
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