Find Your Voice | Workshop with Jim Krueger
935 W Chestnut St #530, Chicago, IL 60642, United States
STORY Gatherings presents Jim Krueger
Jim Krueger is an award-winning filmmaker, New York Times best-selling author, copy-writer, video game developer and comic book writer. He is quite literally one of the best storytellers we’ve ever met. He’s worked on everything from the X-Men to Batman and Superman to the Avengers, Star Wars, and the Justice League of America. Because of his curiosity about comic books and stories, he developed two new comic book formats, both which were later utilized by DC and Marvel. Creators dream of doing work with one of their industries leading brands—like DC. Or Marvel. Jim’s formats were utilized by both. (No big deal, right?)
He is a former Creative Director at Marvel Entertainment Group. We aren’t sure we need to say much more than that.
At this workshop you will learn how to find your voice and use it.
What is your voice? What do we mean by “your voice?”
Clearly defined, your voice is “The distinctive personality, style or point of view of your storytelling.”
In other words, it is the very thing that makes a story worth telling. The very reason you have become a storyteller. And the necessary ingredient to beginning and finishing any book or script or project.
But how is it found? And once found, how is it developed? And how is it kept? And how is it the key to becoming the storyteller you want to become.
It begins with a magic word, the first word so many of us learn. But in this case, it’s not a negative. Finding your voice means embracing the power of the word, “No.” It is the key to everything you will do including generating enough passion necessary to not leave the unwritten page blank for long.
Knowing your voice is the basis of generating ideas. It’s the key to choosing which stories you want to tell. And not only that, but which stories you will finish. And how to select projects.
Your Voice determines your story’s structure and how you receive notes and approach the editing process.
In other words, your voice determines every aspect of being a storyteller.
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