Building a Storyverse

When I was brainstorming ideas for my official logo, I unknowingly had a storyverse (literally, story universe) in mind. While I’ve discussed how the current logo was created. It was not my original idea. I didn’t originally want to have the website name mimic my alias.

The original idea was a website called “Conversationalist by Night”. The character would have been anime-inspired still, but with long hair up in a high ponytail. This nameless figure was sitting on her bed in pajamas, typing away on the laptop, with a cap billowing behind her for some unknown reason. During the day, she was a regular 9-5 office worker. At night, she fought for justice via her writing.

As I changed up to the official logo, I still saw this imagery and alternate universe where I was somehow a viewer of my storyline. Blame it on me being a visual learner and processor. Sometimes, the hardest aspect is just putting that universe to the page. Maybe I’ll share more of it on here going forward.

While there have always be storyverses in pop culture, I see the crossover into the business world more and more. I can’t name the projects, but there are two I’m involved with even now that are creating new storyverses. It’s amazing to be involved in something of this scale from the start. I had also discussed this topic a bit when I spoke a few months ago.

Where do you start if this is something of interest, but you don’t know where to start?

  1. Freewriting is my weapon of choice. Give it 5-10 minutes with the first sentence stating “my favorite topic is…” and then look back over your writing. It’s be 12+ different directions and possibilities.
  2. Start thinking about your logo (or creating one if you don’t have one yet).
  3. Decide if (and when) the progress becomes public.
  4. Figure out what you want to do with it.