Episode #16 of Speak Up Storytelling is now available for your listening pleasure.
On this week's episode, Elysha and I talk about finding excellent stories in your everyday life using my strategy "Homework for Life." Specifically, they discuss how storytellers can sometimes be in the middle of a story and not even know it.
Then we listen to Monica Cleveland's story about a long, silent date, followed by commentary and critique, including:
- Inhabiting your story
- The B-A-b-C structure of storytelling
- Preserving surprise via misdirection
- Silence in storytelling
- Choosing the appropriate amount of description for a story
Then we answer listener questions about storytelling for children and handling stories that risk alienating an audience.
Lastly, we each offer a recommendation.
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