The Importance of Interactivity

I thought it seemed rather obvious that digital storytelling adds something to storytelling, but I struggled in finding the words to describe how those additions came to be.  I think my first issue in figuring out this question was differentiating digital storytelling from regular storytelling.  At first, I thought it was obvious. If I was […]

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Travel Blog 1: What makes a story good?

Trying to figure out what makes a story good was more difficult than I thought it would be. Since we are using a road trip metaphor this semester, I decided to use a similar analogy for my travel blog response: the guided tour. After all, a story really is somewhat of a guided journey. So, […]

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Morgan’s Travel Blog

Beyond what a story needs in order to be, what does a story need in order to be good? Connection is “a relationship in which a person, thing, or idea is linked or associated with something else” (Lexico). A good story will connect a memory, a scent, an emotion,  a place with something that the […]

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What Makes a Story Good

This story begins a few weeks ago. Stories are stories, we know that, but what is a story? What makes a story good?  Let’s go back to the beginning, where this story begins. That’s where we started our journey to find these answers. We’ll encounter different ideas along the way of what makes a story good. […]

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Connections: What Is Needed for a Good Story

Stories have become a universal tool for learning, conveying meaning, and entertainment, but the content of a story itself is not the determining factor for what makes a story good. Historic movies, popular songs, and best-selling books all share a similar aspect across massively different formats. A good story creates strong connections.    I learned […]

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