But, on the other hand, all of these are different ways of telling stories, and there are lessons you can learn from one form to apply to others.
I've noticed that some different bloggers have drawn storytelling lessons from forms other than prose novels, and I thought it would be nice to collect them in one place.
First of all, my posts have mostly drawn lessons from movies:
- Better than Nothing (where I talk about a few of the things I've learned from Robert Altman's films)
- Storytelling Lessons from the First Class
- Learning from Deleted Scenes
- Storytelling Lessons from the Zombies and Vampires
Christine Zilka wrote a very interesting post about lessons she learned from participating in a performance art piece:
Jo Eberhardt has started a series about lessons writers can learn from roleplaying games:
Tiyana White wrote about what she learned from a video game: