Andrea Pitzer on 2011 / by Clarissa Leon

Andrea Pitzer, editor of the Nieman Storyboard, shares what 2011 will bring for narrative and storytelling. For one, the shift to visual storytelling will pick up the pace. For us aspring writers I think she's dead on. 

Aspiring storytellers will get less personal coaching, even as a broader range of people will be able to access information on craft via YouTube and writers’ networks.

Lastly, 

Still, this new storytelling will likely be pretty messy through 2011. Telling a story depends on building a compelling arc, but it also relies on an audience finding a way to engage with the narrative. Quality work may fail to connect to audiences; other new-style narratives that have innovative, exciting aspects may not yet work as a whole.

Remember that, "Quality work may fail to connect to audiences; other new-style narratives that have innovative, exciting aspects may not yet work as a whole."