Shawn L. Bird

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So You Want to Be a Storyteller? December 29, 2014

Filed under: Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:29 pm

I really like what he has to say, and while I don’t tell stories on stage, I do write stories, and I do try to get kids to do the same, so I’m re-blogging this collection of tips. Besides, I want to be able to find this later. 🙂

Sam S. Mullins: a blog about anything

Really? Even if people won’t want to date you ever again for fear that you’ll one day talk about them on stage? You’re sure?

Okay. Welcome aboard.

Here’s a cheap glass of wine. Where we’re going, you’ll need it.

I’ve got to tell you – I think you’ve picked a great time to get into the story game. I mean, with the success of storytelling podcasts like The Moth, RISK!, Definitely Not the Opera, Snap Judgement and This American Life millions of people are now aware of the phenomenon of modern storytelling. Just about every city in North America now has a regular storytelling event, and there seems to be more opportunities for storytellers than ever before. For raconteurs like us, the getting has never been good-er.

But before you start speaking your heart into the crackly microphone at the local roti place’s storytelling event (at which no one is there to actually hear stories [they’re just there…

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