5 Inspiring Story Tellers
The ability to create and tell compelling stories takes a lot of skill. Expressing your own imagination and presenting it on screen or in a book and having this imagination well received, is something that only a select few people can brag about. With this in mind, here is a list of some of the most inspiring story tellers that the world has ever seen, who’s imagination and talent for telling inspiring stories to an audience truly does stand out.
First up is Vince Gilligan, the creator of one of the greatest television series of all time, Breaking Bad. It’s the story of Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) turning to a life of crime after being diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer, as a way of securing the financial future of his family after he dies. The story takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, where sometimes you can’t help but hate Walter. Vince Gilligan has created a master piece, enjoyed by millions across the globe.
Andrzej Sapkowski is the Polish mastermind behind ‘The Witcher’ series of books. These books are about a monster hunter called ‘Geralt.’ With unique characters, you really can get lost reading the stories that Sapkowski put together. Based on these books, The Witcher video games were created, with the latest instalment being The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It is a game that is often stated as one of if not the best video game ever by both fans and critics, both in terms of story and gameplay. Most recently, Netflix has confirmed that a Witcher TV series will hit our streaming devices in the future, solidifying that Andrzej stories have crossed many different mediums and cultures.
Both the Harry Potter books and films were created by the iconic JK Rowling. She is one of the most influential authors around, creating a completely new world within our own world. Her stories created now household names like Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson starring as the wizards Harry, Ron and Hermione who we have all come to know and love. It’s inspiring to think that Rowling talks about failure so positively. She has spoken about, most notably in her Harvard speech, her being a single mum with a failed marriage and jobless, as well as the Harry Potter books being originally rejected by publishers. She proved that you may have to fail before being successful.
Author JRR Tolkien wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, an amazing collection of 4 books. Combining his knowledge, experiences and writing ability, he created one of the greatest trilogies in history, a massive influence on not only British society, but worldwide culture. It’s a shame he wasn’t alive to see his creation become a trilogy of films become which area huge success.
Star Wars is more than a few trilogies of films, it’s a subculture enjoyed by millions of fans across the globe. That’s all thanks to George Lucas and his imagination. Different concepts like ‘The Force’ and the whole Star Wars galaxy has mesmerised movie watchers, and is one of the reasons that the Sci Fi genre exists today. Similar to JK, George’s concept was originally rejected, with people in the studio it was created at not liking ‘A New Hope.’ It was not until it started to make millions when it shown to the public.
A few honourable mentions to take note of, Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Stan Lee. All three of these have created new universes and characters that people of all ages have enjoyed. Roald Dahl with stories like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the BFG, Walt Disney with characters like Mickey Mouse and Cinderella, and Stan Lee with superhero’s like Iron Man and Captain America!
Overall these story tellers have used their imagination to make us feel almost every emotion. Whether it’s reading the written interpretations of their stories, or watching the TV or a movie. Our lives have all been affected by these storytellers, and that’s an inspiring thing.