Telling stories

Explore creative techniques and tools to effectively tell stories that engage your audience and make a lasting impact. Discover inspiring ideas to enhance your storytelling skills today.
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One of the most important things I ever learned about telling stories was in Orson Card’s weeklong boot camp where we “workshopped” stories by doing zero workshopping. Zero critiques. In fact, critiques were verboten. Instead, Card asked us to simply provide a report of what he called the three grunts a reader makes when things

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HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPY NEW YEAR to all of you!!! I hope you rang in 2012 with a smile! I for one am looking forward to the New Year and getting to know everyone a bit better…sharing in your creative spirits and talents…experiencing your lives through your fascinating story telling…being there for your ups and downs…lending a helping […]

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Story elements are the five components that make up a story. They are the characters, setting, plot, conflict and resolution. These elements keep the story running smoothly and allow the action to develop in a logical way that the reader can follow. Retelling involves students orally reconstructing a story that they have read or has been read to them. A student's retell should include characters, settings, and events in the logical sequence of the story.

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