An Organic Approach to Storytelling

An Organic Approach to Storytelling

So what is an organic approach to Storytelling? Organic foods are foods that are natural and unspoiled by fertilizers or other chemicals that are not found in nature. Organic gardeners often insist, in fact, that non-natural fertilizers are injurious to plant and soil—and ultimately us. This idea can be applied it to storytelling.Everyone tells stories: if you can tap into how you already tell stories, then your storytelling will be much more natural, easy, and you’ll be much more successful. We have found that that it is best to simply see things more clearly and let your mind influence your body and voice naturally. In this way, you will not be artificially adding body or vocal elements to your performances. Instead, your mind will be taking control and adding interest to your stories in natural ways, the ways it always works. For this to occur, you must be ready to visualize and use all of your senses to see, feel, taste, hear, and touch the things in your story. The clearer your visualization, the more your mind can influence your body and voice to do what they should do. This does not mean that you need not take risks. For any artist to become great, discomfort and going where one hasn’t even gone before is often required. Though natural and organic, you may still need to make your natural actions larger or more clear or more readable to an audience. However, they are still organic because they are based on those performance individualisms that come naturally to you. Organic storytelling comes from within yourself!