Chuck Palahniuk’s Recipe For Better Storytelling

How To Write Like A Natural Storyteller


Description is a written account of a person, place, or object (ie the man walked into the bar and ordered a margarita )


An instruction is a command to your audience. It allows you to give them useful, factual information directly.


If you’ve ever eavesdropped on someone telling a story at a bar, you’ve likely heard noises like:

Let’s Put It All Together

There you have it! A three ingredient recipe for natural storytelling. If you’re looking for an optimal ratio Palahniuk says to aim for:



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Antonio Rengel

Educator and Copywriter Who Writes About Creativity, Marketing, Pop Culture, And Occasionally Mindfulness Meditation