Storyteller, is that you? Wait, friend? Oh no, foe?
Faux real though, everywhere I go, it seems strangeness courses the conscious streams and subconscious networks.
Tread and spread carefully. 🤫
Storyteller, welcome to another creative update:
– My novel writing process continues, even in uncomfortable positions.
Two nights ago, people hovered over me as I sat on an airplane being boarded except I still worked on my novel.
Last night, I outlined more scenes by going backward from climax to previous acts.
The story is being well-designed in record time.
Commitment. Fear. Ignorance. Trust. Remembrance. All of these are being experienced.
You can do this, too.
Give the Fast Draft Novel Writing Process a once through.
Otherwise, it’s still time to reinforce the truth.
I’m referring to the truth inside your writing capabilities. The truth inside your storytelling potential. The truth within what you must always remember.
Because your truths are something that you can lose sight of rather quickly.
So you must remind yourself of your truth – every single day. You must remind yourself about the writer you’re meant to be. You must remind yourself about the storyteller that you already are.
And I’ve discovered there’s a creative way to remember the truth. In fact, this approach can be a special way to remember your past, present, and future storytelling truths.
This is something I originally tried about a decade ago after reading Napoleon Hill’s The Law of Success.
It’s something I discovered again after reading Seth Godin’s Bootstrapper’s Bible.
I’m talking about a personal declaration that you write to yourself – about yourself – and I’m positioning it as the Storyteller’s Truth.
Because you see, inside my truth, I am a storyteller.
I am an original storyteller.
I am a lucid storyteller.
I am a thirsty storyteller.
I am a resilient storyteller.
I am a multi-tasking storyteller.
I am an honorable storyteller.
Again, I am a storyteller, and this is my truth.
So that’s the cliff note’s version of my storyteller’s truth, and you can read my entire version farther below, but it’s not about my truth, it’s about yours.
So you need to write your Storyteller’s Truth, and then read it everyday – or at least everyday prior to writing – to remember and solidify your personal storytelling truths.
Or you could download this editable PDF and rewrite your truth over mine, save it, print it, and put it somewhere you can read every single day until you forever remember.
I AM AN ORIGINAL STORYTELLER.
I am blessed with creativity, inspiration, and purpose. My gifts enable me to outlast other storytellers with more free time and resources.
My secret weapon is that no one else can tell my story.
My original ideas, unique persona, and undying commitment empowers me to tell a one-of-a-kind story.
I AM A LUCID STORYTELLER.
My eyes are wide open to the framework living inside best-selling novels, blockbuster movies, and more.
Shiny objects try to cloud my perspective, but I see what it takes to spin stories that connect with an audience.
My clear vision helps me become the storyteller I’m meant to be.
I AM A THIRSTY STORYTELLER.
I leverage my craving to master the craft.
I feed off the wisdom of experienced storytellers who can show me how to compel the market to take notice.
My natural storytelling abilities grow stronger each day that I practice and partake in the craft.
I AM A RESILIENT STORYTELLER.
Surviving is thriving, and the process is progress.
I will outcreate, outplay, and outlast others because I am a committed storyteller.
Others may “aspire” and “daydream”, but I put in the work required to create a story I’m proud to share with the world.
I AM A MULTI-TASKING STORYTELLER.
I balance my family, friends, day jobs, and other projects while forging my story.
Everyday life competes for my attention, but I remain loyal to imprinting words onto the page during my limited free time.
I create regardless of the outside influences challenging my storytelling sessions.
I AM AN HONORABLE STORYTELLER.
I understand that I must love people on my path throughout publication.
I realize we’re all in this together and while I’m focused on outlasting the “aspiring” and “daydreaming” storytellers, I must appreciate and respect all my fellow storytellers.
My reputation follows me wherever I go, and I will invest in it daily and protect it fiercely.
It is my honor to help those seeking guidance because I’m always a student, and our shared experiences connect us beyond the page.
YES, I AM A STORYTELLER, AND THIS IS MY TRUTH.