Graham Rawle’s Storytelling Workshop: Testing the shape of the structure

Part 2 of the workshop involves us testing the shape of storytelling structure by adhering to the following rules:

  1. 5 Panels/doodles etc.
  2. Know your ENDING! Punchline! 

Tips:

  1. Start with the ending and go backwards
  2. Central question to story:
    • What do your character want?
    • Does your character get what they want?
    • How?

I created a story about ‘lonely heart’ since it was near valentine but managed to only complete panels 1,2,3 and 5. Panel 1 was about the subject realising her loneliness when all she saw was couples so she went home and tried connecting online in panel 2. However, she has no one and ends up playing tea party with her so-called friends in panel 3. The last panel was when she decided it was safer to leave her heart alone and be free of emotions. I didn’t know how to continue in panel 4 and thus ended up leaving it blank.

Feedback:

Problem is my storyline isn’t clear enough. It was suggested that I could emphasise more about social media instead but more details should be included within the panels to show that she is connecting with social media.


Further development:

Instead of refining the story, I reworked on the images:

 

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Graham Rawle’s Storytelling Workshop: Testing the shape of the structure

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