Guest Blogger: Elisa Frag - Mastering the Art of Captivating Storytelling: Crafting Engaging Storytelling Techniques
Since time immemorial, the realm of literature has been enriched and illuminated by the artistry of storytelling. This age-old craft, steeped in antiquity, weaves together words and emotions, turning simple narratives into captivating tales that ensnare the mind and ignite the heart.
A master storyteller can bring a story alive, painting a vibrant tableau in the reader's mind, resonating with their deepest emotions, and leaving an indelible impression. But the question remains: How does one achieve such a level of mastery? How can one weave a tale so magnetic that it lures readers into its fold, enchanting them and making them yearn for more?
In exploring the fascinating world of storytelling, we shall delve into the crucial techniques of this art form, providing insights into crafting captivating tales.
The Importance of Storytelling Techniques
Malcom wakes in a strange world of aliens and whimsical, nonsensical creatures. Unable to recall anything, he meets a girl in this strange place, a girl he feels like he knows. Will they ever leave this fantastical place, or will they die knowing nothing of each other and nothing about themselves?
Book 3 of the Underdogs Series
It’s been a while since I’ve done an actual writing update. So… here it is!
The first two books of Underdogs have been published. I’m hoping to finish editing the third before Thursday(God help me), because I get my wisdom teeth taken out. So wish me luck with that.
The third book will be published on June 22, 2023, and you can preorder it now! I want to start taking preorders for the paperbacks, and my online store makes that possible. If you’d like to preorder a paperback or hardcover, pop on over to my shop.
I’ve rewritten the fourth book three times at this point, so I’ll hopefully have that finished soon. The next few books for Underdogs won’t be as quick of a release as the other three, but I still hope you enjoy them. They’ll each be switching to different povs, so the first few books are more about getting inside the character’s minds and learning the worlds they come from. This fourth book, however, might be a bit more on the darker side than the rest, and a tad more mature (in a heavy series of current and past situations way, not a mature-content way). My reference for these books when it comes to what o write about can be described as Animorphs and Goosebumps. I don’t plan on having anything like my books When Dead Men Bleed, The Blood Room, Through the Dimension of Nightmares, or Building Monsters in these books (gore/blood/terrifying).
I plan on charting my growth as a writer with these books, and I want to get better each time I write an Underdogs book. So I hope you enjoy.
In other news, When Dead Men Breathe will be released in October. I will be editing that while finishing the third book in the Dead Men Series. I also plan for a prequel trilogy for Dead Men, but that won’t happen for a while, as I want to finish everything I’ve started beforehand.
If you recall, Go was finished not too long ago, the second to Stop. I’ve been thinking about the end of the book non-stop lately, and I think it’s another one of my favorites. I will be editing that soon after WDMB2, and Waterlogged will be edited after that. My goal is to tie up the series I’ve yet to finish (including Replay) before starting anything new. But of course, we’ll see where the tides take me.
Thanks so much for all your support and love. I feel like I’m in a turning point with my books and writing, and I’m so glad to have you on this journey with me. So thank you.
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