Episode #19 of Speak Up Storytelling is now ready for your listening pleasure.
On this week’s episode, Elysha and I talk about finding excellent stories in your everyday life using my strategy "Homework for Life." We discuss how small moments with universal appeal can often make great stories.
Next, we listen to Valerie Gordon's outstanding story about a surprising encounter with Neil Diamond, followed by commentary and critique, including:
Telling stories that include extraordinary events that are not specifically about or depend upon the extraordinary event
The purpose and power of repetition
The brilliant use of internal and external dialogue
Breaking my "stories must be told in scenes" rule
The power of uncertainty
Ending a story with heart
Then we answer listener questions about crafting rhythm in stories and what it's like to be married to someone who shares so much of his life with the world.
Lastly, we each offer a recommendation.
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