Veronica N'Boys Posted about 1 year ago Do you have to be a good liar to be a good storyteller? No, a lie and a story can be very different things and can have very opposite outcomes. When someone lies, they are intentionally deceiving themselves and others knowing it could have extremely harmful or negative effects. Telling a story is a way of people exposing and using their imaginations just like all the fairytales we grew up with that we all like so much. Making the impossible POSSIBLE, one way or another, Real or imaginative and without that, we wouldn't have books to read and movies to watch.