5 Ways to Tell a Story: Story Structure from Around the World
There’s more than one way to tell a tale.
And, unsurprisingly, every country and culture around the world has its own ideas of what makes a good story. Here in the USA, we’re surrounded with the classic Western storytelling models, such as the Hero’s Journey and the Three Act Structure. But these aren’t the only ways to tell a story!
Today we’ll look at a few non-Western storytelling traditions around the world along with various characteristics and influences. We can’t possibly cover everything, but we can get a glimpse of a few of the ways stories are told! And by better understanding these different traditions we can broaden our understanding of stories, of storytelling, and of our brilliant and varied world.