On episode #35 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Elysha Dicks and I talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we hear from a teacher who is using Homework for Life in her classroom and a listener who had to do one of the strangest things I've ever heard of in a storytelling show.
We also get a little more information on Harry Belafonte.
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about how we're often in the middle of the story, and if we're patient enough, an ending will eventually reveal itself (as unfortunate as that ending might be). We also talk about choosing the structure of a story based upon the time frame of your story.
Next we listen to Ophira Eisenberg's story about a mysterious box in the closet.
After listening, we discuss:
Effective humor throughout the story
Echoing the thoughts of your listeners
Effective pacing in a story when the surprise is no longer surprising
Next, we answer a question about extending stories told on the stage to the written form.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne
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