Some advice from Hollywood: The 10 Principles of Storytelling .

The following is an extract from Bobette Buster’s book ‘Do Story — How to tell your story so the world listens.’

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Illustration: Millie Marotta

1. Tell your story as if you’re telling it to a friend

2. Set the GPS

3. Action! Use active verbs or, as I like to say, ‘Think Hemingway’

4. Juxtapose

5. Gleaming detail:

6. ‘Hand over the Spark’

7. Be vulnerable

8. Tune into your sense of memory

9. Bring yourself

10. Let go

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