The future of storytelling – Assignment 003 – Create a new character

The Future of Storytelling course is getting better and better every week. This time we went deep in transmedia pointing out similarities and differences between web-series and tv-series and all the hybrid stuff that you can think about.

So the assignment is a trans-media challenge: create a new character writing his/her/itsbio and characteristics and build his/her/its online life. An intriguing task that push a couple of boundaries of my personals skills, so a useful task. Maybe I’ll start to interact with other fellow students creations, trying to roleplaying it. You can read the character bio down below, with link to his personal social life account. 


Franco is a bartender in his 20s and he looks exactly like his age. A little bit under the average height, with a shaved head and blue yes under a couple of blondish eyebrows. 

He smiles more often than not, because he’s lucky enough to have his dream job: he owns and run a bar in the same block he grown up. A lot of his regular costumers are friends from kindergarden or highschool. But there are more and more found during his life abroad helping people in war zones and underdeveloped countries. People that sometimes come to his bar for a drink and some chatting up.


Because Franco loves to be a bartender and mixing drinks, but he loves more meeting people and listen to them. Everybody has a story, but not nobody has an audience. Franco is that audience, and sometimes other customers are that uadience too. A lot of friendships spark in the right bar, if the bartender knows how to handle his welcomed costumers.


And Franco his a skilled conoissuer of the human behavior. Nothing learned in school but just watching people be people, and being himself immerse in life everytime he get the occasion. So it’s not a secret that he can spot right from the door is someone means business even before asking for a drink. A lot of people roams from bar to bar looking for trouble. Everybody has demons, and a lot of those demons are always thirsty. Franco knows when to quench them, when to listen to them and when its the right time for get them out of his bar.


“The door is always open, but you need to act kindly if you wanna stay.”


This are some bits about Franco, but if you want to know a little bit more you can catch with him online. He want to share with us some stories and anecdotes about his bar and his people. Check him on:



Learning english one error at a time

So, id like to improve my non-existent skill in written english. Because i am a writer and one time in the future i want to try to sell my stuff on the international market. It sound way more bombastic than i mean, really.

Thing is that i think about writing in english at least since 2010 but i always find excuses for not doing it. But a couple of days ago i enrolled in a massive online course about storytelling, called The future of Storytelling.

The course is open to everyone from everywhere so, obviously, its in english. And there are assignment, of course in english. No one is obliged to do the assignment, and no one is obliged to publish them in the open.

But. I stumbled upon a post written by one of the student of the course, Davide Mana, an italian like me and a writer like me. He decided to put his assignment in the open. And, reading his post, i thought “This is the right occasion to open an english blog!”.

So here we are. I’ll post my assignments along the way, and other stuff about things i like.

Every bit of advice about my english is highly welcomed and I thank you in advance.