Are You Using Circular Storytelling? The Pros and Cons of This Tactic


This post is by Jason Hellerman from No Film School


Sometimes the loop can throw you for a loop.


There are lots of different ways to write a story—something they have in common with skinning a cat. Also, they’re both jobs that can drive you crazy and make you queasy. But I shouldn’t expand on that metaphor anymore. All you need to know is that one of the ways to tell a story is in a circle.



Today I want to take you through that way and show you the pros and cons of such a venture. Structure only works if the story you want to tell fits into it. So don’t get bogged down if your story isn’t a circle. But I also think sometimes it’s interesting to look at your idea through a new structure. What could telling it in a circle bring you?



Check out this video from Savage Books, and let’s talk after.






Are You Using Circular Storytelling? The Pros and Cons of This Tactic


That video was fun. I’m not a massive Attack on Titan fan, so for the benefit of this article, I’m going to use some of the more mainstream titles discussed to go through this kind of storytelling.

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