How to Tell a Story

To tell a great story , you'll have to let some of that go . While it may seem counterintuitive to prepare in order to be more casual , it is the key to your confidence on stage . Stick with the voice of the real you the backyard - in ...

Author: The Moth

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780593139011

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 337

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The definitive guide to telling an unforgettable story in any setting, drawing on twenty-five years of experience from the storytelling experts at The Moth “From toasts to eulogies, from job interviews to social events, this book will help you with ideas, structure, delivery and more.”—CNN Over the past twenty-five years, the directors of The Moth have worked with people from all walks of life—including astronauts, hairdressers, rock stars, a retired pickpocket, high school students, and Nobel Prize winners—to develop true personal stories that have moved and delighted live audiences and listeners of The Moth’s Peabody Award–winning radio hour and podcast. A leader in the modern storytelling movement, The Moth inspires thousands of people around the globe to share their stories each year. Now, with How to Tell a Story, The Moth will help you learn how to uncover and craft your own unique stories, like Moth storytellers Mike Birbiglia, Rosanne Cash, Neil Gaiman, Elizabeth Gilbert, Padma Lakshmi, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Hasan Minhaj, Tig Notaro, Boots Riley, Betty Reid Soskin, John Turturro, and more. Whether your goal is to make it to the Moth stage, deliver the perfect wedding toast, wow clients at a business dinner, give a moving eulogy, ace a job interview, be a hit at parties, change the world, or simply connect more deeply to those around you, stories are essential. Sharing secrets of The Moth’s time-honed process and using examples from beloved storytellers, a team of Moth directors will show you how to • mine your memories for your best stories • explore structures that will boost the impact of your story • deliver your stories with confidence • tailor your stories for any occasion Filled with empowering, easy-to-follow tips for crafting stories that forge lasting bonds with friends, family, and colleagues alike, this book will help you connect authentically with the world around you and unleash the power of story in your life.

Crafting Great Stories

This book is not only for those who want to become writers. Whether you are a playwright, screenwriter, or short story writer, Crafting Great Stories will help you develop your craft into something truly special.

Author: Gerald Gallagher

Publisher: AML Book Studios

ISBN: 9798986491936


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Crafting Great Stories Do you want to learn how to craft great stories that will inspire, engage and entertain your readers? If you're looking for a guide that will teach you the secrets of storytelling, then look no further. Our Crafting Great Stories book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to write captivating tales. From Aristotle to Dickens to Joyce Carol Oates, great storytellers have always known how to keep their audiences riveted. But what's the secret to their success? While it's tempting to think that storytellers are born with the knack for weaving tales that capture the imagination, the truth is that anyone can learn how to tell a great story. Crafting Great Stories by Gerald Gallagher will help you craft detailed, three-dimensional stories. It will help you discover how to craft a tight plot, construct believable characters, and write with a consistent voice. This book is not only for those who want to become writers. Whether you are a playwright, screenwriter, or short story writer, Crafting Great Stories will help you develop your craft into something truly special. Features: Learn what makes a good story and how to create one of your own. Learn the basics of story writing: plot, characters, and other narrative devices. Know how to outline your story and provide just the right amount of detail for each scene. Learn how to create tension and suspense, build up to the climax, and deliver a satisfying ending. The book will cover the last steps of your script, including polishing and editing. No previous writing experience required. So whether you're writing the next great American novel or just want to tell a great bedtime story, grab this guide and get started on your journey to becoming a master storyteller. Scroll up and click "Buy Now" button to grab yours!

Tell Me a Story

Every year Judaism and Christianity tell the great stories of their ancestors in faith . I began to consider the importance of stories through a remark my mother made to me after she heard one of my homilies .

Author: Robert J. Hater

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 1585955523

Category: Religion

Page: 119

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Father Robert Hater strongly believes that ?story without basic belief lacks direction, and basic belief without story is lifeless.? He illustrates this relationship between story and Catholic belief with sensitive and powerful narratives, including the account of his own mother's death and its impact on him. This is an invaluable resource for anyone involved in conveying the story of Jesus and the church: pastors, homilists, catechetical leaders, catechists and teachers, parish ministers, and families, as well as all who wish to find God in their own stories.

So Tell Me a Story

I have been reliably informed that the same student told a children's story about the good things Adolf Hitler did. ... This happens frequently to preachers and teachers who hear a wonderful story and say to themselves, “Great story!

Author: Stephen Farris

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532637490

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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“Everyone loves a good story, and So Tell Me a Story offers wise counsel to preachers and teachers who want to improve their storytelling skills. Farris, an experienced and skilled speaker, provides instruction, encouragement, and advice on how to avoid pitfalls that face storytellers. The book moves beyond the realm of the how-to manual, however, with an extensive collection of stories and reflections on Christian life that will spiritually enrich both speakers and other readers.

Anyone Can Tell a Bible Story

Bob Hartman's Guide to Storytelling - with 35 great stories Bob Hartman. Question Time This illustratestelling the story from the perspective of a key character. Telling it from Peter's viewpoint is another example of the way that ...

Author: Bob Hartman

Publisher: Monarch Books

ISBN: 9780857211576

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Bob Hartman has an enviable reputation as a performance storyteller. Here are his insights into how stories work; tips and techniques; and how to retell Bible stories ' plus 50 great stories to practise on. This is a revised and expanded edition of the Lion volume first published in 2002, with many new stories and ideas. The book is structured by storytelling styles, with pull quotes and boxes to keep the central material clear. This book is both a training manual and a resource. All the stories are taken from the Bible. It is published in the same popular format as TELLING THE BIBLE and TELLING THE GOSPEL.

How to Tell a Story and Others

The humorous story depends for its effect upon the manner of the telling; the comic story and the witty story upon the matter. The humorous story may be spun out to great length, and may wander around as much as it pleases, ...

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473374300

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

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First published in 1897, "How to Tell a Story and Others" is a series of short stories and advice by Mark Twain. In them Twain describes his own writing style, attacks the idiocy of a fellow author, defends the virtue of a dead woman, and tries to protect ordinary citizens from insults by railroad conductors. This collection is highly recommended for those with an interest in creative writing and is not to be missed by fans of Twain’s seminal work. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835–1910), more commonly known under the pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, lecturer, publisher and entrepreneur most famous for his novels “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (1876) and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” (1884). Other notable works by this author include: “The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today” (1873) and “The Prince and the Pauper” (1881). Read & Co. Classics is proudly republishing this fantastic work now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned biography of the author.

How to Tell a Story and Other Essays

The humorous story depends for its effect upon the manner of the telling; the comic story and the witty story upon the matter. The humorous story may be spun out to great length, and may wander around as much as it pleases, ...

Author: Марк Твен

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785457749276

Category: Fiction


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A hilarious and cutting critique of what not to do, this deliciously wicked essay lays out what writers should and must do if they want their fiction to live and breathe ― as Twain's own fiction always does. In "How to Tell a Story," the title piece, Twain takes on such mysteries as the perfectly-timed pause and the uses of the dead-pan mask, and candidly describes his own efforts to hone his platform skills.

Try to Tell the Story

I did an audition, and I could hardly say a word. It was like expecting to play scrum half with your leg in plaster. Sorry, old chap! But in the theater at Stratford, I could feel the excitement of being onstage with a great story to ...

Author: David Thomson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307271334

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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David Thomson, one of our most celebrated film writers, gives us a haunting, fascinating memoir about growing up as an only child in wartime England. He was born in London in the aftermath of the war, where he was raised by his mother, grandmother, and upstairs tenant, Miss Davis. He remembers how his grandmother brought him to a street corner to see Churchill and how the bombed-out houses that still smelled of smoke became his playground. We see Thomson attempt to overcome his profound sadness at being abandonded by his cold and distant father by finding solace in the cinema houses. Movies became his great escape, and the worlds revealed in Red River, The Third Man, and Citizen Kane helped to alleviate his loneliness and bolster his rich imaginative life.

Tell Me a Story

We can't learn to interpret the slightest hint of conflict—pain, suffering, setbacks, resistance— as a message from God or common sense telling us to stop and turn around. If we want to tell great stories—or have a great story to ...

Author: Scott McClellan

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802484161

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Do you know what makes a story great? All the best stories have a few things in common. First, we need the voice of a narrator or a storyteller. Then, add interesting characters, throw them into a risky setting, and get ready for a good dose of conflict. Give those characters a purpose or goal, and that's then the real action begins. Story is our calling. It is also the next generation’s best chance of identifying with the Church and changing the world. As we become storytellers, we learn to see the world in terms of stories being lived and told. We discover deeper insights into God, ourselves, and others. God’s story is happening. We are right in the middle of a page-turner—and God is in it with us. Start seeing your life as a part of God’s story and make some great adventures happen right now!

Tell Me a Story

Organized religion , especially the Bible - thumping religion as practiced by modern day television evangelists , offers a wonderful array of stories to aspire to . These preachers spend a great deal of time telling us about problems ...

Author: Roger C. Schank

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810113139

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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How are our memories, our narratives, and our intelligence interrelated? What can artificial intelligence and narratology say to each other? In this pathbreaking study by an expert on learning and computers, Roger C. Schank argues that artificial intelligence must be based on real human intelligence, which consists largely of applying old situations - and our narratives of them - to new situations in less than obvious ways. To design smart machines, Schank therefore investigated how people use narratives and stories, the nature and function of those narratives, and the connection of intelligence to both telling and listening. As Schank explains, "We need to tell someone else a story that describes our experiences because the process of creating the story also creates the memory structure that will contain the gist of the story for the rest of our lives. Talking is remembering." This first paperback edition includes an illuminating foreword by Gary Saul Morson.