The 1 Circle That Rules Them All: The 8 Steps Of Every Story In Your Life.

Apply Those 8 Steps To Master The Art Of Storytelling.

Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
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5 min readJun 24, 2021

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“What unites people? Armies? Gold? Flags? Stories. There’s nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it. No enemy can defeat it.”

Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

A — A short story.

It is Sunday morning—11:30 am, somewhere in Toulouse, France.

I am in my pajamas. I start brewing the coffee. Everything is almost set.

The jam is ready. I open the freezer to get some bread to toast.

No bread. It is Sunday. The “Boulangerie” will close at noon.

It is already 11:45 am. I pick up my car keys and rush to get my slice of bread.

I arrive at 11:59 am. There was one lady in front of me. She took the last bread.

Sorry, we have no more bread left.”, said the “boulangère.”

I take out my phone. I will try to see if there are any other open stores.

There is none. I drove back home. Sad and hangry (angry and hungry.)

I pulled out my cooking app on the phone. I search for bread.

I had all the ingredients at home. I baked my bread.

I tasted it. It was almost good. I forgot to add salt.

Still, I had my breakfast with bread and jam.

And now I know how to bake my bread.

I look in the mirror. I was still in my pajamas.

Shit, I forgot to change before going out.

We all have been there.

B — The Hero’s Journey: One single story.

Joseph Campbell is behind the book, The Hero with a thousand faces.

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Ahmadou DIALLO ✪
ILLUMINATION

🏆 Top Medium Writer in Ideas. I am a professional storyteller who can help you share your stories. Find out more here: https://www.madception.com