Crash Course in Storytelling by Kendall Haven, Mary Gay Ducey

By Kendall Haven, Mary Gay Ducey

Storytelling should be effortless, enjoyable, and certainly potential, particularly with the easy, easy-to-follow instructions given through those grasp storytellers. This ebook presents every thing you want to develop into a grasp storyteller your self. easy examples and precis instructions for workouts and video games make stronger and display key options. step by step plans assist you opt for a narrative, and research it in training for presentation to an viewers. viewers administration, perform actions, and the authors' motivation workouts are provided as are concepts to steer you thru any of the prospective significant telling difficulties. Storytelling extras (props to puppets together with costumes) and lists of grade-appropriate, time- and teller-tested tales are provided.This simple advisor by means of skilled storytellers offers all that's had to motivate any amateur storyteller to make the leap. Lists of never-fail tales and straightforward options for dealing with an viewers move a ways to dissolve the angst. perform actions and motivation workouts in addition to advice for overcoming the foremost difficulties and catastrophes that will be encountered pave the way in which for a delicate first storytelling adventure.

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In truth, he gives them fifty seconds the first time, sixty seconds the second, and seventy-five seconds the third. Most participants can’t fill their first fifty-second telling. Most participants also run out of time on the third telling. Over three quick tellings, the story expands, develops, and takes on clearer interpretation and more vivid details. That’s practice. Really, practice is nothing unnatural or onerous. You automatically do it all the time. PLAY WITH PRACTICE Approach practice not as mandated work, as drudgery, but as play time.

The point is, we guarantee it has happened. You have and can tell your stories well. As a community level storyteller, that’s all the proof you’ll ever need. What’s a better question to ask? Remember our cooking metaphor from Chapter 1? The right question to ask is: Am I trying to be picked for a theatrical TV cooking show that has to wow and entertain a large audience, or am I trying to provide a nutritious and flavorful meal that my family will enjoy? These two types of cooking have radically different mandates and expectations.

Seek out storytelling in your area and make a point of attending events as often as you can. You may know of librarians who tell stories, or it may take a bit of sleuthing to find them. It is particularly important to hear these storytellers, as their styles may differ from those of professional tellers. Professional or not, there is no substitute for being present when a fine tale is shared by a fine storyteller. After a time you will be able to spot the tellable tale very quickly and, just as quickly, know whether it is one you are interested in telling.

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