On episode #46 of the Speak Up Storytelling podcast, Matthew and Elysha Dicks talk storytelling!
In our followup segment, we offer a further correction on a previous episode and read a couple emails from listeners about a new baby boy and a recent 100 day Homework for Life champion.
In our Homework for Life segment, we talk about how multiple moments from Homework for Life can be combined into a great story, and how gravity and weight can be added to an anecdote to make something that might seem light and amusing far more meaningful.
Next we listen to Corey Jeffrey's story about a trip to Mexico, a hole in a door, and the Backstreet Boys.
After listening, we discuss:
The way a moment from the past and the present are fused together to create a deeply meaningful story
Portals to the past and present
Avoid stakes that fail to pay off
Slowing down the action at the appropriate time in a story
The importance of scenes (and physical locations) in storytelling
Efficiency of language
The clever and unexpected use of an expletive
Next, we answer questions about vulnerability and living with Matt.
Finally, we each offer a recommendation.
Homework for Life: https://bit.ly/2f9ZPne
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