Digital hand

Constructing a storyline grid

Slowly along a story trail going backwards

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

I wanted the story to go forwards, but the direction online is so often in reverse

My experiment telling stories backwards is slowly moving forward – I have now posted the first 12 something chapters here on my blog and on

The idea is to make a storyline grid on Instagram and other places where the stories are added as I make them and has a storyline or red thread running visible through them.

It is a type I think might make me able to tell stories in new ways – That is what the experiments are about. Finding out what and how I can do this – by adding new pieces to the grid, so they all fit together as I make them, by making the storyline run from the bottom to the top, and from right to left.

Instead as it is normally done in my European tradition, from the left to right, and from top to bottom.

I am doing a first shot at explaining it in the video too…

Drawing of a digital hand holding phone and hiker on storyline grid, walking on. Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt.
In the digital hand
My first video of what I am working to do…

Keywords: logbook, storyline grid, storylinegrid, sketchbook, diary, notes

Log, text and illustrations by Frits Ahlefeldt.

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