The combination of Hanukah and an injury (happily not too serious) to our son's foot has made it impossible to record a new episode for you this week, so please enjoy this rebroadcast of one of our most popular episodes ever.
Elysha and I will be back next week with a brand new episode.
On episode #4 of Speak Up Storytelling, Elysha and I talk storytelling!
We talk about about finding excellent stories in your everyday life using my strategy "Homework for Life" and the importance of transformation in storytelling.
Then we listen to Sam Carley's story about a challenging bus ride through an Indian desert with the possible girl of his dreams, followed by commentary and critique, including:
The ideal arc of a story
Describing human beings in stories
Limiting unnecessary description
Advancing time in a story
Next, we answer listener questions and offer recommendations.
Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne
Speak Up storytelling: http://speakupstorytelling.com
Matthew Dicks's website: http://www.matthewdicks.com
Matthew Dicks's YouTube channel:
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