On episode #44 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we introduce the "new" new cover of my next novel, discuss a bizarre coincidence, respond to a heartwarming email from a listener, and ask listeners for feedback on a reward for Homework for Life champions.
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about how a simple sentence or two - when the words touch your heart- can be enough to tell a great story.
Next we listen to Sarasweet Rabidoux Kelsey's story about an unfortunate prom encounter.
After listening, we discuss:
Subtlety in storytelling
The power of nostalgia
Great opening lines
The connective tissue of great storytelling
When it's okay to reference pop culture and when it's not
Saying just enough to serve the story
Next, we answer questions about shortening the length of stories and competing in storytelling competitions against "big stories.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
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