The premise of this book is that you, the storyteller, will tell a story best when you continue to shape it and to respond to your listeners as you tell. You will create a dynamic balance - taking into account the nature of the transfer of imagery - among the demands of the storyteller, the listeners, and the story.
Each component of the storytelling event has been explored in previous chapters. In the end, however, the components are only important insofar as they contribute to the overall effect of the storytelling event. In the end, the successful storytelling event is an indivisible whole.
How do you combine the parts to make the whole work? That is the subject of this final section.
The next chapter introduces an amazing tool - namely, your attention: what you think about as you tell. Your attention shifts spontaneously from one component to another. It usually moves just where it is needed to help integrate the complex mechanics of your storytelling. Fortunately, there are ways to free your attention when it is blocked from moving flexibly.
The subsequent chapter shows how you can direct your attention in a way that helps connect each moment in a story to your overall goals for the storytelling event. In some cases this connection will require discovering only a single concept; in others, it will require drawing on all your knowledge of the storytelling triangle.
Finally, the concluding chapter takes up the mystery of transformation - the sometimes elusive result of perfect balance among all the components of the storytelling event.