Over the next few weeks, I plan on having a series of post that features tips and thoughts about being a storyteller. I’ll ask the oral storytelling community thoughts about storytelling, make a list based on the answers, and share that with as many people as possible.
Why do that?
I got to thinking: How much further could we advance storytelling across the society if we shared key things to know about storytelling? I don’t have all the answers, but I know groups of people across the world that probably do.
Here’s what I would like for you to do:
- Answer as many of the questions below has you would like.
- Add your name and where you would like people to follow you/contact you to learn more about you.
- Send what you have to me by 13 Mar at firstname.lastname@example.org
- What’s the one tip you give to new storytellers?
- For any genre of storytelling
- Can be about storytelling, the business of storytelling, whatever. Think of something that you would have liked to know when you were starting out.
- What’s your one tip for practicing to deliver a story?
- How do you get ready? Is there a warm-up you do? Where to you practice your story? Who gives you feedback? How do you know when your story is ready to be told on a stage?
- What’s your one tip for finding stories to tell?
- This can be from telling personal stories to finding folktales, historical stories, and more. Whatever your genre of storytelling happens to be.
- What is one way you use storytelling?
- Are you passing on history? Bring light to a serious issue? Just trying to get people to laugh? Are you suing stories in writing books, plays, movies, tv shows?
I am so looking forward to sharing what you send! Thanks for helping people to share their story on purpose.