Finding Your Voice Telling Your Stories

The title of this book could as easily have been Telling Your Stories, Finding Your Voice as Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories. They are, after all, ...

Author: Carol LaChapelle

Publisher: Marion Street Press

ISBN: 9781933338323

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 199

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Asserting that each life contains the makings of a memoir, these 167 exercises give writers the tools to explore their memories and turn them into great stories. Condensing 20 years of teaching experience into stimulating exercises, this book teaches the craft of whittling a life story into a polished memoir. Real students -- who have been using these methods in the classroom -- offer their comments on just how helpful these exercises can be.

Telling Your Story

Finding Your Voice: Telling Your Stories. Portland, Oregon: Marion Street Press, 2008. For those who want to know about telling stories about people, place, ...

Author: Jerry Apps

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781682750209

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 444


From the winner of the 2014 Regional Emmy Award for A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps Jerry Apps, renowned author and veteran storyteller, believes that storytelling is the key to maintaining our humanity, fostering connection, and preserving our common history. In Telling Your Story, he offers tips for people who are interested in telling their own stories. Readers will learn how to choose stories from their memories, how to journal, and find tips for writing and oral storytelling as well as Jerry's seasoned tips on speaking to a live radio or TV audience. Telling Your Story reveals how Jerry weaves together his stories and teaches how to transform experiences into cherished tales. Along the way, readers will learn about the value of storytelling and how this skill ties generations together, preserves local history, and much more.

So You Want to Start a Podcast

So You Want to Start a Podcast gives you the tools you need to start a podcast—and the insight to keep it thriving!

Author: Kristen Meinzer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062936684

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 421


An inspiring, comprehensive, step-by-step guide to creating a hit show, So You Want to Start a Podcast covers everything from hosting and guest booking to editing and marketing - while offering plenty of encouragement and insider stories along the way. Though they are the fastest-growing form of media, podcasts can actually be tricky to create—and even harder to sustain. Few know the secrets of successfully creating a knockout podcast better than Kristen Meinzer. An award-winning commentator, producer, and former director of nonfiction programming for Slate’s sister company, Panoply, Meinzer has also hosted three successful podcasts, reaching more than ten million listeners. Now, she shares her expertise, providing aspiring podcasters with crucial information and guidance to work smarter, not harder as they start their own audio forum. Meinzer believes that we each have a unique voice that deserves to be heard. But many of us may need some help transforming our ideas into reality. So You Want to Start a Podcast asks the tough but important questions to help budding podcasters define and achieve their goals, including: Why do you want to start a podcast? Think about specifically why you want to start a podcast versus a blog, zine, YouTube channel, Instagram feed, or other media outlet. Find out if a podcast is really the best way to tell your story—and what you really need (and don’t need!) in order to get started. What is your show about? For any advertiser, corporate partner, or press outlet, you need a snappy pitch. How would you describe what you want to do in two to three sentences? Who is your podcast for? Who are you trying to reach? How will your content and tone appeal to those listeners? How is your show going to be structured? Create a step-by-step map planning the show out. Think about length, segments, interviews, advice, news reads, and other aspects of successful podcasts you can adapt for your own. With this motivational how-to guide—the only one on the subject available—you’ll find the smart, bottom-line advice and inspiration you need to produce an entertaining and informative podcast and promote it to an audience that will love it. So You Want to Start a Podcast gives you the tools you need to start a podcast—and the insight to keep it thriving!

Finding Your Voice

Sort Through the Clutter, Discover Clarity, Confidence, and Direction Joel Boggess ... Tell your story. No one else can speak it. Run after your passion.

Author: Joel Boggess

Publisher: Sound Wisdom

ISBN: 9781937879310

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 651


Need clarity on what to do next? It is not that there are no options, or nobody give you advice. On the contrary, the choices can be overwhelming. What is important is knowing what is right for you in your season. Say "NO" to the noise and "YES" to your life. Lost that "spark" somewhere along the way? You are an unique gift to the world - discover clarity of direction and shine! Joel Boggess has Master's degrees in counseling and business. He has been a life and career coach since 2006. In addition to his own journey, Joel offers a number of real-life accounts of the growth and success his clients have experienced. These stories bring to life the truths he offers. Highly relatable and immediately applicable, Finding Your Voice will help you get back in touch with the real you to live your best possible life. You will learn: How to get "unstuck" and move forward to the life you were born to live How to take control of your schedule and live a life with less chaos and more meaning How to make better decisions for work, home and family, and to be at peace with your life direction How to identify unique gifts and skills that enable you to make a difference in the world

Finding Your Writer s Voice

As you move your voice into the story, experiment with different viewpoints. ... If a woman has been telling your love story, let the man tell it instead.

Author: Thaisa Frank

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250093400

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 233


An illuminating guide to finding one's most powerful writing tool, Finding Your Writer's Voice helps writers learn to hear the voices that are uniquely their own. Mixing creative inspiration with practical advice about craft, the book includes chapters on: Accessing raw voice Listening to voices of childhood, public and private voices, and colloquial voices Working in first and third person: discovering a narrative persona Using voice to create characters Shaping one's voice into the form of a story Reigniting the energy of voice during revision

Find Your Story Write Your Memoir

More than a story, we want a voice speaking softly, urgently, in our ear. —PATRI CIA HAMPL,I Could Tell You Stories: Sojourns in the Land ofMemory Every ...

Author: Lynn C. Miller

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299293130

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 187


Every person has a story to tell, but few beginners know how to uncover their story's narrative potential. And despite a growing interest among students and creative writers, few guides to the genre of memoirs and creative nonfiction highlight compelling storytelling strategies. Addressing this gap, authors Lynn C. Miller and Lisa Lenard-Cook provide a compact, accessible guide to memoir writing that shows how an aspiring memoir writer can use storytelling tools and tactics borrowed from fiction to weave personal experiences into the shape of a story. Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir offers an overview of the building blocks of memoir writing. Individual chapters focus on key issues and challenges, such as the balance between the remembering narrator and the experiencing narrator, the capacity to honor the subjective voice, the occasion of telling (why does this narrator tell this story now?), creating an organically functional structure for a particular story, and taking the next steps with a written memoir. Drawing on their combined years of experience teaching memoir writing, authoring works of fiction and nonfiction, and working in autobiographical performance, Miller and Lenard-Cook provide a practical guide whose core philosophy is motivated by a key word: story. Bronze winner, Foreword Book of the Year, Writing Guides

Finding Your Voice

It is your responsibility. Find your voice and use it. Say what you need to say and be heard. Tell your story, it's so cathartic. Be authentic, let go of ...

Author: Sarah Freed


ISBN: 9780244996468



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Find Your Voice at Work

Organic Nature of Storytelling “ The stories that sustain a spirituality of ... Telling the story of that change then follows the format of telling a ...

Author: Andrée Eva Iffrig

Publisher: Limegrass Productions Ltd.

ISBN: 9780978103705

Category: Communication in organizations

Page: 202

View: 196


This is a book about telling stories that matter at work. Give voice to your convictions and stand up for what you believe in. Find Your Voice at Work describes a time honored way for narrating stories. You dont need a Ph.D. in storytelling to tell a story that is life changing.

On Finding Your Voice

As I took a closer look at the stories, I realized my work revolved around ... and look at it from a thematic perspective, the work may tell another story.

Author: K. Ibura

Publisher: Brilliant Editions


Category: Self-Help


View: 300


We are all hardwired with a unique voice and vision—it is written in our DNA, however most of us find it difficult to identify and honor that voice. We question our validity, reject our attempts, rule ourselves unworthy, and erect countless obstacles to our self expression and creativity. On Finding Your Voice looks at the mindset and thought patterns that stops us, the obstacles we build to negate ourselves and hold back our progress—and provides perspectives to help you dismantle those blockages, one by one.

Finding Your Research Voice

Learning to tell a compelling research story can have a significant impact on your career.

Author: Itai Cohen

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030315207

Category: Science

Page: 105

View: 796


Learning to tell a compelling research story can have a significant impact on your career. It can make you stand out at professional conferences, on the job market, or during an ideal networking opportunity. It is easy to tell a research story badly. It takes time and effort to learn to tell a research story well. This compact and engaging volume presents a series of techniques followed by theatre-inspired, field tested exercises that will help you improve your research presentations. Once you’ve learned how to create a dynamic live performance of your research story, you may find that this professional obligation is no longer something to dread, and may even become a highlight of your research experience.

Soul Prints

We have become well acquainted with the levado stories of the biblical ... your story by finding your voice, and you find your voice by telling your story.

Author: Marc Gafni

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743417006

Category: Self-Help

Page: 318

View: 313


A charismatic American philosopher living in Jerusalem, Marc Gafni has become an important voice on religion and spirituality through his enormously popular weekly television program; now, his universal message comes to America, fully realized, in his first book. Marc Gafni follows in the tradition of Rabbi Harold Kushner and Ram Dass, bringing wisdom to everyday experience and using spiritual stories to teach ushow to live happier lives. The secret is to "live your story," and we do this by identifying our unique selves -- our "soul prints." Only then can we connect on a deeper level with the world and with those sharing it alongside us. Soul Prints speaks to all readers, regardless of religious beliefs or practices. Using the power of myth -- Biblical and folk -- and drawing on his own highs and lows, Gafni offers advice on how to overcome the obstacles of an increasingly disconnected world to form bonds based in truth and love: connections that begin with our true selves.

Find Your Voice

FINDING. YOUR. PHYSICAL. VOICE. We can speak up for ourselves and give ... Whatever situation you are in, imagine you are telling one person a story.

Author: Joanna Crosse

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748118083

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 431


Your voice is completely unique, and the way you use it says so much about you. But not all of us know how to use it to our advantage when it matters most. Whether you want to sell yourself better in interviews, sound more confident at company presentations, or stand up for yourself and be more assertive, FIND YOUR VOICE can help. Experienced voice coach Joanna Crosse will help you to convey the message you want to and use your voice to its full potential. You will discover: * How to make the most of your voice * The importance of identifying your audience and targeting your message * Why listening to what others have to say is as important as what you have to say * How to be assertive and communicate clearly Packed with real-life stories, practical exercises and insightful advice, FIND YOUR VOICE will help you to transform your voice on every level, personal and professional.

The Three Faces of Leadership

When you find it you will know that you are telling stories well enough to ... It may take considerable practice to find your voice, particularly if you are ...

Author: Mary Jo Hatch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405142496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

View: 883


The Three Faces of Leadership takes readers inside the minds of CEOs who have been celebrated by the Harvard Business Review over the last decade of the twentieth century. Drawing on interviews with these famous CEOs, Mary Jo Hatch, Monika Kostera and Andrzej K. Kozminski demonstrate how business leaders today use aesthetics, specifically storytelling, dramatizing and mythmaking, to lead their companies successfully. They look at how they inspire organizations through their creativity, virtue and faith, and thus show the faces of the artist and priest alongside the technical and rational face of the manager. The Three Faces of Leadership features clear and accessible explanations of the aesthetic philosophy of management: as applied to the concepts of creativity, imagination, courage, virtue, inspiration, faith and ethics. It presents techniques for developing these qualities as an essential part of leadership; together with the capacity to communicate them to others. Aesthetic leadership practices are linked to organizational culture, change, vision, values and identity. In this way, the book encourages students and executives to align the creative and spiritual aspects of business with their technical training and practice.

Tell Me How to Write a Story

This type of editing process allows you to find and polish your personal voice, one step at a time. What does that mean—finding a 'Personal Voice'?

Author: E.J. Runyon

Publisher: Inspired Quill

ISBN: 9781908600219

Category: Reference

Page: 286

View: 416


Too many books tell you what you need to do during a round of editing...but they very rarely explain why that need exists. Without explanation and examples to help your understanding, craft basics can feel restrictive and unbearable. You might have already begun writing something you’ve had a great idea for. But a great story requires more than the gift of inspiration. Tell Me A Story takes you through the first steps of what you need to know to write well, and how to improve your editing technique. This book lets you learn with Hows and Whys, through writing examples from real novices. This will allow you to jump into storytelling with solid practices for getting your ideas from your mind to the page. Praise for E.J. Runyon "E.J. has done much more than prove to me that writing is a mosaic skill, worthy of a myriad of effort, but also that it is a sharp-bladed pillow from which we all draw a precise dream." - V. Pittsenbargar “E.J’s done exactly what I wanted and been searching for. Help about storytelling and the English language. Not just as in punctuation and grammar, but about the craft. I wanted to get my readers more engaged in my story. In swoops E.J. to save the day.” - D. Chapman “I'm glad I found E.J., she's a wonderful coach. It's like being a kid getting on a bike for the first time, and realizing what the pedals do. The revisions I'm doing now are helping me tell the story that I want to tell.” - C. Murphy

The Book of Womanhood

... to whom you can tell your story and who will then empower your voice through ... Finding Our Voice But even when we have gotten beyond past silencing or ...

Author: Amy F Davis Abdallah

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780718844509

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 152


There are many questions that surround Christian womanhood: What does it mean? When does it happen; at a certain age, status, or maturity? How do we know we're no longer girls? And when we've figured that out, how will others know how to recognise us as a woman rather than a girl? After all, Christian women don't usually get a rite of passage in which they are named a woman. Seeing this need, Amy Davis Abdallah has created such a rite, and this book accompanies it; there is no need to go through her rite of passage, however, to name yourself a woman. The Book of Womanhood creates a path through the confusion that surrounds the identity of women by its flexible framework, developing the reader's understanding of a woman's relationship with God, their self, others and creation. Amy writes simply as one perhaps further along in her journey of womanhood than most, and she doesn't write alone; she includes the stories of Biblical women, of friends young and old, and even more. The diverse voices come together as a cloud of witnesses encouraging us in our individual journeys. The Book of Womanhood is about recognition, reaching out not only to women, but also to men who seek to understand and empower their wives, daughters, andfriends to be the women God has formed them to be. Read for empowerment; read for transformation. Read and become the woman of God you were created to be.

Discovering the Leader in You Workbook

What's your story? Harvard Business Review, 83(1), 64–71. LaChapelle, C. (2004). Finding your voice, telling your stories: 167 ways to tell your life ...

Author: Sara N. King

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470605318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 953


Discovering the Leader in You Workbook From the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) comes a highly accessible workbook based on the concepts outlined in the revised and updated edition of Discovering the Leader in You. The workbook contains a variety of questions and exercises designed to help professionals reflect on, examine, explore, and discover concepts and issues related to their role as leaders. Most of the activities can be completed while working through the book, others require more time, and some involve other people. To gain the greatest benefit, it is suggested that all the activities be done as thoughtfully and as honestly as possible. Once you have completed the exercises and tasks outlined in the workbook, you will be able to Clarify your purpose for leading, based on a clear leadership vision and a core set of values Articulate your leadership strengths and areas for development Understand who you are as a leader in the context of both your work and your personal life Determine when and why you feel unclear or stuck in your leadership journey While you may want to tackle this workbook on your own, leaders often find that the leadership journey is more rewarding when they work with other people. You can review the workbook with a coach or mentor, or work with colleagues who are also using the workbook in order to discuss ideas and gain feedback. If you are a leader (or an aspiring leader) who works in a highly complex and competitive environment and wants to tap into the qualities that characterize success, this is the resource for you. The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is the world's largest institution devoted exclusively to leadership research and education. Since 1970, CCL has studied and trained hundreds of thousands of executives and worked with them to create practical models, tools, and publications for the development of effective leaders and leadership.

Memoir Writing For Dummies

Part of your voice is the manner in which you deliver the story. ... are you doesn't mean you're limited by the first method you tried to tell your story.

Author: Ryan Van Cleave

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118414651

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 776


The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just bycelebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, andMemoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with thetools they need to share their life stories with the world andbecome published authors. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions—along withhelpful tips and advice on how to get published—MemoirWriting For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and honethe craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get adviceon how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect yourplot, setting, character, and dialogue, and so much more. Includes tips on getting over writer's block Guides you through every step of the writing and editingprocesses Covers the best ways to market a finished memoir Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade,Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need toensure your life story is never forgotten.

Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies

Once you have your characters and their conflict down, your job istoplot ... you're telling your story, guard against letting your voice call a lot of ...

Author: Leslie Wainger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053157

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 451


In love with romance novels? You’re not alone! Romance is today’s most popular fiction genre, accounting for more than half of all mass market fiction sold. If you’re looking to make a serious effort at writing a romance and getting it published in today’s multifaceted markets, you need to learn as much as you can about this highly successful field—especially how to create the perfect heroes and heroines. Now, in this easy, step-by-step guide, a top romance editor gives you the know-how you need to succeed as a romance novelist! Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is perfect for both beginning and more accomplished writers who are looking to get the leading edge on writing a romance novel and get it published. Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need to: Select a pseudonym Write a compelling, heartfelt story Find the right agent and publisher Submit a manuscript Market your novel Join clubs and associations Packed with insider advice, this plain-English guide helps you grasp the building blocks of a great romance, providing practical tips on the craft of writing as well as savvy pointers on how to hook your reader from page one, write with passion, and shape a proposal that will wow agents and editors. You get lots of expert tips on analyzing the marketplace, creating compelling characters, and finding your own voice. Wainger also: Demystifies the sub-genres of the romance world, from historical, contemporary, and multicultural to paranormal, romantic suspense, and Christian/inspirational Explains plotting, pacing, and writing those crucial love scenes Discusses how to conduct research, assign credits, and get permissions Helps you decide whether it’s best to write alone or with a partner Complete with a manuscript preparation checklist, tips for revising your work smoothly and successfully, guidance in understanding and negotiating a contract, and a list of romance writing resources, Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is your one-stop guide to becoming a published novelist!

DSLR Cinema

In it, he presents dozens of writing exercises that will help you discover a unique voice in telling stories. “Discovering the source of your stories,” he ...

Author: Kurt Lancaster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351811286

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

View: 113


The DSLR cinema revolution began over ten years ago. Professional filmmakers, students, video journalists, event video shooters, production houses, and others jumped at the opportunity to shoot cinematic images on these low budget cameras. The first edition of the book mapped the way focusing exclusively on DSLRs. This new edition shows how you can create stunning cinematic images using low budget cinema cameras, from iPhones to the C200. The author examines new cameras and new projects as filmmakers shoot action movies with the Panasonic GH5, craft personal stories with Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera, make documentaries and short films with the Canon C100 Mark II, and create music videos with the 5D Mark IV. This book, like the previous edition, takes the wisdom of some of the best shooters and empowers you to create visually stunning images with low budget cinema cameras. It includes six all new case studies, as well as updated examples from short films and documentaries. This book contains the essential tools to make you a better visual storyteller. FEATURES An examination of the creative and technical choices filmmakers face—everything from why we move cameras to shooting flat in order to widen the dynamic range of cameras Case studies from documentary filmmakers, news shooters, fiction makers, a visual anthropologist, and recent film school graduates An updated list of gear for low-budget filmmakers, including a section on what to look for in the gear you need to shoot and edit your projects