Well, here we go! With the long list of types of storytelling The List So Far I needed to settle on one type and get started. I figured I'd start with something easy like folktales. If you are a new to storytelling, this makes sense. Everyone who is well experience in storytelling, however, just got … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Folktales
In Dec of 1999, I remember sitting on a metal folding chair in a big empty room. The room is in a 60 year old fire house. And technically, it's not a room, it's where we parked the fire service vehicles. The space also doubles as the bingo hall/meeting space. On that night, with about … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – Folklore Isn’t Storytelling?
The year 2020 presses on, and so do storytelling shows. Taking advantage of the greater connectedness from the internet, here are shows that I have found and sent to me. While I normally only cover the DC, MD, and VA area, with all shows being online now, I have broaden my scope of storytelling so … Continue reading Stories Are Everywhere!
It's been a week since I asked the question "What are all the types of storytelling telling". I have chatted back and forth on social media and email. I have books and articles that I have only began to sort through. I even talked to some people on the phone (crazy, right)! As you can … Continue reading The Stories We Tell – The List So Far
Here recently, I asked a question in some of the Facebook groups that I am a part of. The more answers I got, the more questions I got. I figured since I am taking a journey down the rabbit hole the same way that Alice did to Wonderland, I'd offer to everyone to come with … Continue reading The Stories We Tell
Check out my More About Nick Baskerville page ( https://stop365.blog/more-about-nick-baskerville/ ) to see were you can catch me perform 3 times this week. Sometimes jokes, sometimes stories; always on purpose.
I still think back to the public speaking mentor who said to me "Write a story about your life everyday". At the time, it seemed like a daunting task. "I'm not that interesting", "There is nothing inspiring about me", and "Who cares about the small moments in my life" were all the things that went … Continue reading What did I do with that story idea (Final Thoughts)
The months of the year keep coming, and so do the storytelling shows! June is here (technically, almost here, but you get the point). In a recent storytelling event with Sean Wellington the conversation was on the subject of negatives and positives of quarantine. There is no shortage of negatives. One of the unexpected positives … Continue reading Summer Stories On Your Screen
I don't know about you, but keeping habits can be hard. The most consistent habit I probably have is not keeping up good habits. The second most consistent habit I have, is restarting the habits that I didn't keep up with in the first place. Somewhere in the top 5 habits I try to be … Continue reading What did I do with that Story Idea? Here and Now
"What do I do when I run out of stories after 2 weeks?" That's the question I had for a mentor when gave me the direction to write a story about my life every day. His answer? "You Won't." That exchange took place a few years ago while speaking with one of my mentors about … Continue reading What did I do with that Story Idea? Revisiting Old Stories