I collected these links for student in the Fall 2014 section of my Digital Storytelling class and thought I should share them here as well.
Stories to Read
- Cowbird – short written stories with opening images (and sometimes audio)
- Storehouse – beautiful stories told through words, images, and video
- Six Word Memoirs – can you tell a story in six words? We’re gonna try!
- Brevity – an online journal of short creative non-fiction
- Salon.com’s “Best Personal Essays of 2013”
- Memloom public gallery – tool for creating visual stories to share with specific audiences
- Creative Nonfiction – magazine site with some free content, some by subscription only (which I have)
- “Annie96 is typing” – a fiction story told through an unfolding chat narrative (interesting use of interactive layout that could also be used for personal storytelling)
Stories to Listen To
- The Moth – “true stories told live” (also on Tumblr, YouTube and TuneIn)
- NPR’s “Best Audio Stories in 3 Minutes or Less” – more documentary than personal storytelling, but great examples of the power of audio narrative
- StoryCorps – interviews rather than narratives, but some really funny and heartfelt exchanges
Stories to Read & Look At
- Tapastic web comics – web comics by a variety of storytellers (of varying artistic abilities). This site lets you upload your own digital comic, rather than providing a pre-made interface like Pixton
- “The Illustrated Life: Top 10 Graphic Memoirs” – a retrospective by Time
Stories to Watch
- Short of the Week – features a variety of short films and animations; some are close to the spirit of digital storytelling by being personal in nature, while others are fiction, but all are potentially inspiring!
- Center for Digital Storytelling – stories by workshop participants, following the traditional approach to DS