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Here you’ll find all Doctor Spin’s articles on storytelling elements, character development, and narrative analysis.

We Love Long Stories — Crushing the Stubborn Minification of Media Myth

The minification of the media landscape might be a formating illusion. We do in fact love long stories.
A promotional picture of Dale (Kyle MacLachlan), Diane (Laura Dern), and Gordon (David Lynch) from Twin Peaks, season 3.

Twin Peaks Season 3 Finale Explained — The ‘No Stones Left Unturned’ Theory

The Twin Peaks finale left me sad and empty. But what if I was wrong and the actually show ended on a positive note?

The Four Dot Ellipsis Mystery in Star Wars

Why are there four dots ending the intros and opening crawls in Star Wars? And is there really such a thing as a 'four dot ellipsis'?

The Platitude Sickness — The Trash of Corporate Speak

How can you avoid becoming one of those lazy content marketers who are saturating their content with platitudes?

Storytelling for Jedi Masters

Star Wars is just a perfect example of classic storytelling.
A space gray Apple Watch with a black face and a thick worn tan leather strap.

Improve Your Storytelling (in 15 Minutes)

How do you improve your storytelling? These simple scripts will help you — in less than 15 minutes.

10 Storytelling Elements

Some storytelling elements just keep coming back, again and again. Well, here they are.

33 Strange Swedish Idioms in English

As a Swede working in New York, I say strange things. Here's a list of Swedish idioms and proverbs translated into English.
Jerry Silfwer is an awarded freelance consultant specialising in digital strategy and public relations. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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