from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who tells or writes stories.
- n. One who relates anecdotes.
- n. Informal One who tells lies.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who relates stories through one medium or another to an audience.
- n. A game master, particularly in games focused on collaborative storytelling.
A sad story means, this storyteller is alive (p. 9).
Acting, writing and game design share this trait in common -- the stories they each tell become more sincere when the storyteller is a conduit, not a puppet master.
I learned on the reservation that the ancient, sacred charge of the storyteller is to beguile the time.
So I agree, staying true to your own inner storyteller is the best!
What might surprise some people, beyond Obama's ability as a writer and storyteller, is that each of his characters becomes a distinct voice that he brings alive, not just in his writing but even more so in this audiobook.
The storyteller is like a camera; Sam Spade never "thinks" anything.
The stories pose a threat if their parents and teachers are not reading the books too, and participating in the experience, talking about what the storyteller is doing.
I'm trying to write records the way Thomas Pynchon writes novels or (Federico) Fellini made movies: Tell a serious story using these absurdist tools like the unreliable narrator, where you know the storyteller is not telling the truth.
A century later, Edgar Allan Poe perfected the unreliable narrator, and so we must also question at every moment whether our storyteller is telling lies.
The character of this storyteller is most perceivable in the Prologue and Book One, but gradually blends into the evolving tapestry of the novel, and is always there.