Will this story work?

Continue my storyline grid with a twist: new direction

Innovating narrative for social media

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

After more than three months of sketching and putting up my horizontal storyline grid, I just wondered if I will be able to change the direction to vertical, to add new elements into the ( Instagram) grid

I am sketching on this ongoing experiment, working to tell stories in ways that can use some of the digital narrative options, that are not available in a physical book in the same way.

So far I have reversed the story direction, so instead of running from left to right, as is normal in Europe. I now use the same direction as Instagram and WordPress, where new stories are added to the upper left on the grid.

See my storylinegrid so far here: storyline grid

Below is just one drawing in the grid, that unfolds, not on the grid, but when clicking on it… so the direction and drawings seen here – are co-existing with the different direction on the higher level of the grid.

Still working out what this narrative form might be useful for…

Three drawings making up a is reality really just a lot of never-ending stories cartoon Storylinegrid Illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt
Is reality really just a lot of never-ending stories? ( illustration ref: dj201-3 cartoon )

For a long time now I have only experimented with using the horizontal direction in the grid, but are now starting to experiment also with the vertical direction…

The three drawings as separate in a gallery:

See my whole storyline grid here

Keywords: logbook, storyline grid, storylinegrid, sketchbook, diary, notes , narrative philosophy, reality models, storytelling

Log, text and illustrations by Frits Ahlefeldt. FritsAhlefeldt.com

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