Episode #15 of Speak Up Storytelling is now available for your listening pleasure.
Elysha Dicks and I talk about finding excellent stories in your everyday life using my strategy “Homework for Life,” including moments that storytellers see but non-storytellers might not.
Then we listen to Roquita Johnson’s story about finding her calling, followed by commentary and critique, including:
The components of an especially effective beginning to a story
Outstanding use of dialogue in stories
Variations in tonality
“Seeing” your story
The best moments to add description to a story
Preserving surprise in a story
Then we answer listener questions about becoming emotional while telling a story, the past and present tense, and how to pitch a story to Speak Up.
Lastly, we each offer a recommendation.
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