Have you even been on a camping holiday with kids?
Before you drive off with a car packed with sleeping bags, folding seats and inflatable crocodiles, there are a lot of steps to take.
Choose a destination.
Find out what there is to do at the destination.
Book a camping.
Make a packing list, print the packing list. Get stuff from the attic a few days in advance. Buy missing items from the packing list (why are those headlamps lost again?).
When packing the car, start with the big items, such as the tent and the pram.
And I’m sure I forgot a lot.
If you don’t follow some sort of step-by-step plan like this, the whole thing won’t work.
Then you forget the folding table, the pram no longer fits in the car and you leave a day later than you planned.
Communicating with storytelling may not be as difficult as a camping trip. Let´s leave that an open question.
But it’s safe to state that it’s also good for storytelling to have a step-by-step plan.
So that the result won´t get messy, and so that you won’t get completely frustrated during the process.
I wrote a new page about such a step-by-step plan: the Analytic Storytelling method.