Episode #13 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast is ready for your listening pleasure.
Elysha and I start off this week's podcast by talking about finding and crafting stories in your everyday life using my strategy "Homework for Life." I talk about how a storyworthy moment can sometimes consist solely of a thought that you had in your head.
Next, we listen to Leland Brandt's story about falling in love with the character in a movie and then meeting his childhood crush later in life. Then Elysha and I discuss the strengths of his fantastic story as well as suggestions for improvement, including:
- Summarizing stories within a story
- Telling stories that span years chronologically
- Maintaining delight and surprise through pacing
- Inhabiting the story for emotional effect
- Finding universally connective moments in stories
- Seeing storytelling as a matter of engineering or choice
Finally, we answer a listener questions about preparing and practicing stories for the stage and the nature of Moth storytellers today.
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