I found this video particularly helpful for another way of thinking about storytelling. Julian suggests that the audience is the most important consideration for telling great stories. Storytellers need to focus on taking the audience on a sequence of emotions, which seem akin to an emotional rollercoaster.
- Pity – Putting the character through undeserved misfortune, enables audience to emotionally connect with character and feel pity for the character
- Fear – Putting the character through worse and worse situations causes the audience to feel fear.
- Catharsis – When you release the character from jeopardy, the audience experiences catharsis.