Happy Thanksgiving to all of our listeners in the United States.
Elysha and I are taking the holiday off and rebroadcasting episode #14 of Speak Up Storytelling, which features the joyous story of Renae Edge.
We thought it would be perfect for a Thanksgiving Day listen. Maybe share it with your family. Find us a few new listeners.
We'll be back next week with a brand new episode.
On episode #14 of Speak Up Storytelling, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk about finding excellent stories in your everyday life using Matthew's strategy "Homework for Life," including moments that storytellers see but non-storytellers might not.
Then we listen to Renae Edge's story about finding her voice for the first time, followed by commentary and critique, including:
The effective use of backstory or flashbacks in a story
The components of an especially effective beginning to a story
Singing in stories
Strong feelings about dream sequences
Specificity of names
Elysha and Matt then answer listener questions about building a story with flashbacks and telling effective best man speeches.
Lastly, Matt and Elysha each offer a recommendation.
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