Across the Mediums by Dennis Scheel
There are many forms a story can be told; a book, a game, tv series or even a movie. All of
these which has their own style of telling and possible benefits and downsides.
And those that were transferred from one media to the other- to adopt it, has the challenge
of making it fit into the new medium, and each one is different.
In the movies, it can fit in a short burst of events, very much depended on conversations. TV series are a little more open, as they have a longer runtime, but they still rely under the same concept.
Games, on the other hand, must be tied to events that captivate the audience with gameplay to all the while telling its tale, but also heavily unto the interactions. As for myself; books. Which by itself can also come in many versions; novels; short story or poetry for example. All of which has its own pitfalls and benefits of storytelling. For books, it’s less relied on with convos and more with thoughts.
But all of these has an audience who is somewhat fitted to each.
I personally love all of them, and each one with their different style of getting you engrossed in it.
Stephen King’s books, which are very fitting, are a good example as a get-go for movies and TV.
On the other hand, you have the series “Dexter,” which tries to let the character speak his thoughts, a concept with thoughts which is very used in books. Does this translate over well, or is this trying a way that works best in books? Should the type each form has been applied to another medium?
What matters most is the telling of stories, however, as each writer can, a form of touching the reader and getting his/ her story out there. I believe this is what matters most, this new way is just another way we can get our stories told to more people, whether they read, watch or play them- they feel what we’re telling them. (In most cases.) Isn’t this what any writer hopes for?
Written by Dennis Scheel
Dennis Scheel has always had the stories running in his head, but not until after his accident, which left him mute and paralyzed on the right side were he able to. After he worked his way back he wanted to try to tell his story once more since an acquaintance told him there was talent in his poetry, he had been persuaded by his ex not to write for ten years she insisted he had no talents. This time, tried in English since all other times failed. Finally, he succeeded, and he never stopped writing since.
Which led to the completion of No Way Back- The Underworlds and the sequel Taken With a Dark Desire: