I know from a lot of experiences that I can tell fun and interesting stories, especially when they relate to some intense past life or work experience, but this is often in face to face verbal settings. I find putting an interesting story into writing and keeping the reader interested or not confused to be a bit more challenging. This in contrast to me finding it a lot better to put into writing a serious or technical matter than trying to explain it verbally. Are there methods for developing one's abilities to put an interesting story into a written format? By methods I'm mean something like practices, books to read or really anything to do to improve this. I've noticed at least a few distinct approaches to how to write an interesting story here that differ from how one would simply speak it. I hope this question isn't too vague.