In this revised and updated edition of the StoryCenter's popular guide to digital storytelling, StoryCenter founder Joe Lambert offers budding storytellers the skills and tools they need to craft compelling digital stories. Using a "Seven Steps" approach, Lambert helps storytellers identify the fundamentals of dynamic digital storytelling – from conceiving a story, to seeing, assembling, and sharing it. Readers will also find new explorations of the global applications of digital storytelling in education and other fields, as well as additional information about copyright, ethics, and distribution. The book is filled with resources about past and present projects on the grassroots and institutional level, including new chapters specifically for students and a discussion of the latest tools and projects in mobile device-based media. This accessible guide’s meaningful examples and inviting tone makes this an essential for any student learning the steps toward digital storytelling.

chapter |4 pages


5th Edition

chapter 1|9 pages

The Work of Story

chapter 2|10 pages

Stories of Our Lives

chapter 3|13 pages

A Road Traveled

The Evolution of the Digital Storytelling Practice

chapter 4|16 pages

The World of Digital Storytelling

chapter 5|18 pages

Seven Steps of Digital Storytelling

chapter 6|15 pages

The Story Circle

chapter 7|8 pages

To Students

Getting Started in Digital Story Work: Mindsets and Methods

chapter 8|9 pages

Approaches to the Scripting Process

Prompts and Processes

chapter 9|12 pages

The Walking Story Circle

Rethinking Digital Storytelling in the Era of Mobile Devices

chapter 10|6 pages


chapter 11|15 pages

Designing in Digital

Working With Digital Imaging, Audio, and Video

chapter 13|17 pages

Applications of Digital Storytelling

chapter 14|10 pages

Silence Speaks

Interview With Amy Hill

chapter 15|11 pages

Listening to Change: Stories From Alaska’s Native Health Communities

Interview With Laura Revels 1

chapter 16|12 pages

Humanizing Healthcare

A Conversation With Dr. Pip Hardy and Tony Sumner

chapter 17|12 pages

Transforming Education Through Story Work

A Conversation With Dr. Brooke Hessler