The reader, listener, or viewer need a stage. An artist paints images within or around a frame to bring the viewer inside and hold them, same with a photo. The writer has written words symbols that pull together and create images of person, voice, and scene/place on a flat page. The storyteller, who faces the audience, has that audience looking at them while acting the voices and gestures of characters.A storyteller directs the voice, words, gestures, and body movements. The goal is to keep the listen/viewer in their own minds while the storyteller directs the video/movie of the story. The place, the clothing, the character the viewer/listener supplies to the story. Writing a story is like this and depends on a voice in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person and in present or past tense to immersed the reader into the scenes. The readers lifts the story off the page to play in their minds as they read. A writer need to fill in the image with more word symbols while the storyteller uses tones of voice, face expression, hands, and body gesture to direct actions. The character is not on the stage, or painted on canvas, or worded on a page; character and plot are in the mind of the listener/viewer. When the viewer looks at a picture, one is in for the moment and makes-up the story, most times without a plot. Using all three is an exciting way to process a story journey. The joy is creating the story.
A public persona is how you let others view you, your 'story', which is mixed with a public slant, the 'take' of a viewer, which is your, an adapted personality, the actor. Basically, you as a storyteller, a writer, an artist, or all three, who creates your public persona, 'STORY' which your public sees and hears. --> So beware! Do you know yourself in the public eyes! That persona is important when starting a professional career, especially on the Internet. With all the places to market yourself as the creator of ebooks, blogs, podcasts, webinars, videos, book tours; you build that persona. Your photo, still or playful, one or many views give snaps of you. Be appropriate! There is a history forming about you. The colors you wear: just black or a rainbow, mode, pastels, or just pink. Most important is what you say: innocent kid-like, intellectual or shy, sexually teasing, professional with humor, or mysterious vage. Words, written or spoken, add to your persona, a voice talking for, to, and with fans, readers, listeners, and supporters, encouraging them, putting down life, critical, or adapting to changes, and actions. They watch and listen building your appearance/character/persona by what they see you played.
Beware, I have a friend that got locked into what was not and has played that part, never being true to the audience, which causes injuries. If you are a strong women and play weak, you will give a wrong picture. If you are a shy person and nervous this is seen. If playing expert but not knowing what is; or always correct, pushy; or maneuvering to be first and in front, or lecturing. These characteristic are observed. Style your public persona/character to be sincere, trustworthy, helpful, maybe humorous, and maybe a bit mysterious? Do not get stuck in who you are not. --> Watch yourself in videos and selfies, do them privately, practice. Check who you play, what type of character you see, be critical; you wear this persona all your career! Standing up to tell a story in front of listeners who are observing you as the characters is a great way of understanding persona and yourself, as the narrator, the creator -->You are the BRAND!
Ebook! When first seeing and hearing this word, maybe 5 years ago, I wondered about formatting, which was important in my writing. An ebook reads on a device with a continous flow of words.The need for readers to turn a page dismissed by a flow. All the options for fonts, size, etc. gone. As an artist and writer, the placement of any object; a square, house, flower, or a word involves space, turning a page is the space to see the images of the character or story plot. In an ebook each word must hook a reader, who words that are concise to complete the images. Use of the ebook's chapter is the best hook and end of the chapter the net so the reader continues. The challenge is to write a story without the aid of illustrations and embed the worded images in a constant flow. -->So the challenge is how to choose words carefully to keep readers in my story.
Internet epublishing is like a flower growing fast in the Spring of it's life, and stretching and pushing in all directions for energy while spiders crawl, butterflies flutter, aphids eat, bees pollinate, and humming birds enjoy.
What does epublishing mean besides publishing on the internet? What are the bios,
tag words, categories for the word e-publishing of ebooks and PODs? How does one correctly spell epublishing, or e-publishing, or Epublishing; the spell checkers on my computer say it is missed spell in any form. What is marketing of the Authorperneur? --> Epublishing is a creative flow that needs a language to be understood. --> I have began my study: now overwhelmed!
Rhyonna is finished! — on 12/31/2014 her story became a book and she flitters around excitedly appearing here and there, well mostly sitting and watching the streaming. Rhyonna waits for her story to be offered as an Amazon Kindle. So I'm taking Kristen Eckstein’s 30DayKindle Challenge.
The Kindle challenge is
a jump started for my next e-publishing project of all the picture book stories I wrote and compiled into the 'Bryce Community'. My master project in story writing while active in SCBWI. These stories came before writing the 'Elfin Letters' for my granddaughter. My masters in being a grandmother and lover of the elves and trolls and other land spirits.
So busily viewing videos for LearnScrivenerFast by the Scrivener Coach Joesph Michael to reformat the Bryce stories and the Elfin Letters. All this while in NaNoWriCAMP to start my story series 'BOLD TALES TOLD'. Because I love story have learned and told hundreds. Included in the ABC series are many of my original stories and others learned while verbally storytelling. The first ABC segue is about Able Womenfolk.
And all this while going while going to classes to master wordpress; one must have a website. Or, does one, too much is too much! I'm sure all above are important for the plan I have, e-publishing my stories.
And if that was not enough, now taking a online class Virtual Podcast Tours, to go on the virtual road and share my stories in audio form.