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he has written a book

Kenneth Wyrick <calteknet@gmail.com>

Sep 17, 2020, 9:37 AM (19 hours ago)
to DanielVctJoAnn
Hi Daniel,

Writing has to do with sentence structure, vocabulary and punctuation of words. Telling stories has to do with a reader experiencing something make belief, factual or a combination of the two.

Think about the whole story as content and as information. Identify what potential benefits and interests others will get or have in the story, you are telling? Actually, write about those two things. Come up with a compelling case for why you are even telling the story. Then when you write the story make sure you satisfy those two things, the benefits to and the interests to others.

One of the more readily available examples of visual storytelling is found in product marketing. This is not what you are doing but you would be an expert, by now, if you've watched television for years. I did a search and found the following:
https://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/visual-storytelling-examples  Since this is about products you will find ads.

You are doing more autobiographical storytelling. I found the following that will give you some basics. 

You will need to use keywords to search the web for other information and guides.  Look to identify what you have already produced more than looking to change what you are doing. Find ways of describing your intentions, desires and style more than looking to adopt a different one UNLESS you are lucky to find or discover other writing methods/styles that are clearly different from yours, that interest you and you want to explore them to see how they work for you. This becomes more of an experience for you which is the best teacher. Try as many things as interests you while looking to find comfort zones, easy and natural methods of expressing what you have to share with others.. Do not be afraid to do storytelling ideas that you discover or even come up with yourself.

Cheers!

ps it does take time and the more things you explore and wind up doing (yes you have to do not just learn about things) the more you will experience, therefore the more you can apply to what else you do.

Daniel Salazar

Sep 17, 2020, 10:26 AM (18 hours ago)
to me
Thank you. I looked at both of the links you've sent and understand what you are telling me. To be, rather different then most things we see. I understand now why you say if I watched television for years I would understand. Now I do have a question, while learning and doing all of these new things. Would you prefer me to, wait and transfer everything into the book I've written and am writing? Or continue writing and slowly show progress in my writing style and skills throughout the books I've written? 

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From: Kenneth Wyrick <calteknet@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 4:59 AM
Subject: Re: Chapter 9 The Night Changes
To: Daniel Salazar <dxromo02@gmail.com>, JoAnn Tambara <jktambara@gmail.com>, Vct <vct@caltek.net>


Good questions. I'd prefer that you allow yourself to multitask. Work on what ever inspires you. Do them both even add others. Develop the mindset and capacity to work on multiple projects during the same time period. Allow yourself to jump back and forth as inspiration comes to you. Try to stop when you are not inspired and then pickup when it returns. Also develop set times and places to work on specific projects. You may find one or more locations to work but try and set specific times that you dedicate to your work. Just like going to a job. 

The writing process evolves as you explore the same information in different ways. 
I came up with some ways (listed below) to challenge you to tell your story anew.

1. Tell your story backwards. Actually, sit down and start writing the same story from the end of your story and tell it in reverse. The universal laws of reversibility will bring another dimensionality to flow of information. While you can strive to write something you like, I'd prefer you pay more attention to getting a flow that will allow you to complete the task by getting it done.
2. Edit your chapter summaries to include (also create summaries for the 2 that are missing) this is not formal writing so make it brief by eliminating extemporaneous words that really are not needed (this is a very important ability): 
   a. What happens in the beginning, middle and end of each chapter. Actually write in the Beginning. In the Middle and In the End.
   b. Briefly list 2-5 interesting details about each chapter. This goes back to the 5 senses and emotional states of mind.
   c. Explain how you selected each song.
   d. Include the influencing lyrics from each of the corresponding songs.    
3. Re-write your story starting with the most interesting chapter, first. If you like you can combine this with the next item in this list.
4. Audio record as much of your story as you can. I expect you to do at least 6 or 1/2 of the chapters. Select which chapters you want to start with. You can record each chapter as one or break them into sub chapters (which might be the best) and record sections that stand on their own as mini stories. Then send them to me.
5.  You come up with another way you can iterate your story i.e. the 4 that I give you above. This may be one of the most creative things that you will do. 

What I've listed (above) will take you a considerable amount of time but the more of them that you manage to embrace, complete and conquer you will develop more diverse writing skills that potentially will give you an edge in such an already crowded field, journalism.
thank you for your trust in yourself and others like me.

cheers!