Did you write the story of your life?

If your life was a movie, what’s the story?

Would it be interesting to watch?

How are the characters, episodes, twists, sub-plots? What’s the next scene in your story? Who’s the hero? And who cast that jerk as your ex-boyfriend in the first place?

story

Most of all, who’s writing the story?

I love storytelling…

Good marketing campaigns, the survival of ancient cultures, iconic brands, the transfer of ideas, religion, moral values, and every form of entertainment you can consume involves heavy storytelling elements. Even sex ;p

Every one of us is a story, and our stories connect us all.

What’s your story?

How do you describe yourself in your blog’s “About Me”, and your Facebook profile? How do you view the story that was, and how would you write the story that will be…

Or would you rather tune in to another channel?

Day in. Day out. As an extra in other people’s lives. Releasing control over the script, production, lighting, casting, and direction to someone else…

Great questions.

Having recently watched “Protagonist: The Movie”, I watched how a real life bank robber, terrorist, ex-gay evangelist, and martial arts obsessed person told the stories of their lives.

Recent soul-searching and reading John Carlton (a copywriter and marketer) write about “You: The Movie” inspired me to blog about this topic.

What’s the story of my life?

Well, I’ll be writing a new about me page, re-designing my blog, and re-writing my Facebook profile description real soon. A lot of it is outdated, and I’ll be making some big moves in the month of May.

Coming soon.

To a theater near you ;p

As an aside, here’s a movie poster I made 3 years ago, based on a picture of my student exchange buddies and I walking down the wrong side of Hollywood hill. We were on what I called “The Great Unamerican Road Trip”… 10 days. 10 international students. 10 cameras.

unamerican

3 comments on “Did you write the story of your life?

  1. Michel May 1, 2008 1:10 pm

    Sweet dude! 😀
    I’m looking forward what this upcoming month has in store for you… or us for that matter 😉

  2. Joanne May 14, 2008 3:42 pm

    “Good marketing campaigns, the survival of ancient cultures, iconic brands, the transfer of ideas, religion, moral values, and every form of entertainment you can consume involves heavy storytelling elements. Even sex.

    Every one of us is a story, and our stories connect us all.”

    Hell yeah.

  3. Stella May 19, 2008 5:27 pm

    you know i used to think that if there was a tv series based on my life it would be hilarious.

    that’s because i have some of the most colorful people as friends. and really i think, its the people around you that write the story of your life for you.

    so in a way..while writing your own about me may give everyone else an inkling if what you’re like, its your testimonials that hits home.

    oh if i get a penny for every person who tells me something erm offbeat (or crazy) about myself.. hehe

    oh hey, dinner with jon and i soon?

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