Storytelling Alchemy

And, finally, please, I beg of you, brave soul, writer of wisdom, Storytelling Alchemist, share it with me! You are invited to send Your Fairytale along with an explanation of the real-life story behind it and how your feelings about ...

Author: Renée Damoiselle

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781633410879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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We all have stories we tell ourselves, personal narratives that define who we are. These stories take root in our subconscious and limit us, like a shadow holding us back from our full potential. But words and storytelling also have the power to free ourselves from these shadows and to profoundly transform our lives. Storytelling Alchemy provides tools and exercises designed to help you change your relationship to your personal stories in a way that is empowering and transformative. Included here are: Journaling and creative writing exercises Prompts for reflection and self-examination Tips on dream analysis Simple spells and enchantments for insight, transformation, and lasting change

Story Alchemy

The title Story Alchemy isn't a metaphor. It's the real deal. Ideas for stories, the prima materia of the story alchemist, are gifts. They are provocations from the unconscious, lures.

Author: David Sheppard


ISBN: 0991002814

Category: Education

Page: 216

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The title Story Alchemy isn't a metaphor. It's the real deal. Ideas for stories, the prima materia of the story alchemist, are gifts. They are provocations from the unconscious, lures. The unconscious lies in wait, stalking you with a story aimed directly at your heart. Even when you get an idea from the outside world, it has resonated with something locked away inside your Unconscious. A story has its own ego. It wants to be told. Once the idea has come to you, and it comes of its own volition, you must consciously establish contact with the psychic energy that contains the story. It takes a collaboration between Consciousness and the Unconscious to bring the words across. We know certain things about stories that will aid us in the telling. Story is a particular form of psychic energy to which details cling, a unity of psychic energy. That energy has the same shape, the same form, but the details are different, so different that we hardly recognize the form from one story to another. Cinderella is such a story that has been told many times under different guises throughout the centuries. You must find your stories, those meant for you alone. To tell them, your awareness must cross the psychic threshold, the Iris of Time, and enter the Imaginarium. Story Alchemy unveils the alchemical processes involved in that divine art, the Philosopher's Stone of storytelling.

Brand Storytelling

Put Customers at the Heart of Your Brand Story Miri Rodriguez. nearly impossible. ... I had once again made the audience dance to the beat of my storytelling alchemy regardless of their initial tune, and dancing they were. Literally.

Author: Miri Rodriguez

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749490539

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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WINNER: NYC Big Book Award 2020 - Sales and Marketing category WINNER: The Stevie Awards 2020 - 'Book of the Year' Silver award, Women in Business category Written by the award-winning storyteller Miri Rodriguez at Microsoft, this actionable guide goes beyond content strategy and, instead, demonstrates how to leverage brand storytelling in the marketing mix to strengthen brand engagement and achieve long-term growth, with advice from brands like Expedia, Coca Cola, McDonalds, Adobe and Google. Despite understanding essential storytelling techniques, brands continue to explain how their product or service can help the customer, rather than showcasing how the customer's life has changed as a result of them. Brand Storytelling gets back to the heart of brand loyalty, consumer behaviour and engagement as a business strategy: using storytelling to trigger the emotions that humans are driven by. It provides a step by step guide to assess, dismantle, and rebuild a brand story, shifting the brand from a 'hero' to 'sidekick' mentality, and positioning the customer as a key influencer to motivate the audience. Simplifying where to begin, how to benchmark success and ensure a consistent brand voice throughout every department, this book clearly shows how readers can align an emotive connection with the customer's personal values, experiences and aspirations, and how that will enable brand leaders, employees and influencers to celebrate and strengthen brand engagement for the long-term, rather than simply trying to win it. Clarifying why machine-learning, AI and automation only tell one side of the story, this book will inspire you with cutting edge interviews and case studies from leading brands like Expedia, Coca Cola, McDonalds, Adobe and Google, to tap into authentic brand loyalty and human connection.

Storytelling in the Modern Board Game

Narrative Trends from the Late 1960s to Today Marco Arnaudo Matthew Wilhelm Kapell ... we mentioned about the setting to the characters, and reproduces the narrative alchemy of interpersonal exchange that is at the core of most fiction.

Author: Marco Arnaudo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669519

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 232

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Over the years, board games have evolved to include relatable characters, vivid settings and compelling, intricate plotlines. In turn, players have become more emotionally involved--taking on, in essence, the role of coauthors in an interactive narrative. Through the lens of game studies and narratology--traditional storytelling concepts applied to the gaming world--this book explores the synergy of board games, designers and players in story-oriented designs. The author provides development guidance for game designers and recommends games to explore for hobby players.

The Alchemy of Self Healing

She showed me how the women in her community utilize story knives. These are made from the leftover bone after the women have hewn the handles for the men's knives—there are slivers left of precious bone and they fashion these slivers ...

Author: Jeannine Wiest

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781601634375

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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We have more power to heal ourselves than we have been led to believe. Your body is “Instant Messaging” you all the time. These messages contain a unique cellular treasure waiting to be accessed. The discovery that your body (not your mind) is listening to you will transform your life. Your mind runs old programs, “defaults” to all that is familiar in your life, even when what’s familiar is pain. The Alchemy of Self Healing will show you how to tap into your body wisdom that craves health and joy. Take the Alchemy Quiz, follow the exercises, read the essays. At the end of 30 days, when you retake the quiz, you’ll discover you have new resources and tools at your fingertips. Jeannine Wiest, CMT, CST has created a week-by-week guidebook for tuning into the body so you can: Transform old stories energetically lodged in your body that drain your well-being. Reconnect with your body wisdom to access your creative resources. Develop habits to navigate the cellular information your body communicates. Respond to challenges with calm, focused energy. Transform into the extraordinary version of you.

Story Power

When you select and shape your stories, you create them in an intensive framework and learn more about yourself and the core lessons of your life. But the storytelling alchemy is complete only when you tell your story aloud.

Author: Kate Farrell

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642501988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Reconnect Through Stories Stories are everywhere. The art of storytelling has been around as long as humans have. And in today’s noisy, techy, automated world, storytelling is not only prevalent―it’s vital. Whether you're interested in enlivening conversation, building your business brand, sharing family wisdom, or performing on stage, Story Power will show you how to make use of a good story. Become an engaging storyteller. Storytelling is the most effective way to communicate and to affect change―if you know how to use it. Story Power provides techniques for creating and framing personal stories alongside effective tips for telling them in any setting. Plus, this book models stories with unique storytelling examples, exercises, and prompts, as well as storytelling techniques for delivery in a spontaneous, authentic style. Learn from the experts. Story Power is an engaging, lively guide to the art of storytelling from author and librarian Kate Farrell, a seasoned storyteller and founder of the Word Weaving Storytelling Project. In Kate's book, more than twenty skillful contributors with a range of diverse voices share their secrets to creating, crafting, and telling memorable tales. If you want to experience the power of storytelling in your life, Story Power is for you. In this book, you will discover: • How to share your own coming-of-age stories and family folklore • The importance of a personal branding story and storytelling marketing • Seven Steps to Storytelling, along with helpful tools, organizers, and media options For readers of Storyworthy, The Storyteller's Secret, and Long Story Short, Story Power is a must-have.

The Book of Wizard Parties

Storytelling Time The STORY of KING MIDAS t takes a lot of hard work and invading Syria and redecorating the “ All ... ( He'd read only Midas thought , “ all this alchemy is the story of young King Midas and their first paragraphs too . ) ...

Author: Janice Eaton Kilby

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1579902928

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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“A wizard shares 600 years worth of ideas for staging a party, along with an appropriate story to tell guests for each occasion....Craft and food ideas usually have some magical twist...decorations, games, food, songs, and stories are described in great detail...the ultimate, over-the-top, party idea book.” —School Library Journal.

Words Not Swords

Versified Stories Behbahani has also taken this masculine genre and married it to a form considered a woman's province—storytelling. ... she tells her stories with courage, wisdom, fairness, playfulness, and narrative alchemy.

Author: Farzaneh Milani

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815651604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 345

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A woman not only needs a room of her own, as Virginia Woolf wrote, but also the freedom to leave it and return to it at will; for a room without that right becomes a prison cell. The privilege of self-directed movement, the power to pick up and go as one pleases, has not been a traditional "right" of Iranian women. This prerogative has been denied them in the name of piety, anatomy, chastity, class, safety, and even beauty. It is only during the last 160 years that the spell has been broken and Iranian women have emerged as a moderating, modernizing force. Women writers have been at the forefront of this desegregating movement and renegotiation of boundaries. Words, Not Swords explores the legacy of sex segregation and its manifestations in Iranian literature and film and in notions of beauty and the erotics of passivity. Milani expands her argument beyond Iranian culture, arguing that freedom of movement is a theme that crosses frontiers and dissolves conventional distinctions of geography, history, and religion. She makes bold connections between veiling and foot binding, between Cinderella and Barbie, between the figures of the female Gypsy and the witch. In so doing, she challenges cultural hierarchies that divert attention from key issues in the control of women across the globe.

Urban Alchemy

Help actions and change to emerge help people to hear each other's stories and tell your own stories, to learn how you came ... Acknowledgments This book was developed through a process of co-storytelling 306306 URBANURBAN ALCHEMYALCHEMY.

Author: Mindy Thompson Fullilove

Publisher: New Village Press

ISBN: 9781613320532

Category: Architecture

Page: 334

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Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities through investigation of urban segregation from a social heath perspective. "Fullilove passionately demonstrates how, through an urbanity of inclusion, we can heal our fractured cities to make them whole again. What if divided neighborhoods were causing public health problems? What if a new approach to planning and design could tackle both the built environment and collective well-being at the same time? What if cities could help each other? Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, the acclaimed author of Root Shock, uses her unique perspective as a public health psychiatrist to explore and identify ways of healing social and spatial fractures simultaneously. Using the work of French urbanist Michel Cantal-Dupart and the American urban design firm Rothschild Doyno Collaborative as guides as well as urban restoration projects from France and the US as exemplary cases, Fullilove identifies nine tools that can mend our broken cities and reconnect our communities to make them whole.


“Ania Ahlborn is a great storyteller who spins an atmosphere of dread literally from the first page, increasing the ... Church and We Are Not Good People “Ever-mounting terror and a foreboding setting make for pure storytelling alchemy.

Author: Ania Ahlborn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476783789

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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From the bestselling horror author of Within These Walls and The Bird Eater comes a terrifying novel that follows a teenager determined to break from his family’s unconventional—and deeply disturbing—traditions. Deep in the heart of Appalachia stands a crooked farmhouse miles from any road. The Morrows keep to themselves, and it’s served them well so far. When girls go missing off the side of the highway, the cops don’t knock on their door. Which is a good thing, seeing as to what’s buried in the Morrows’ backyard. But nineteen-year-old Michael Morrow isn’t like the rest of his family. He doesn’t take pleasure in the screams that echo through the trees. Michael pines for normalcy, and he’s sure that someday he’ll see the world beyond West Virginia. When he meets Alice, a pretty girl working at a record shop in the small nearby town of Dahlia, he’s immediately smitten. For a moment, he nearly forgets about the monster he’s become. But his brother, Rebel, is all too eager to remind Michael of his place…

The Devil Crept In

“Ania Ahlborn is a great storyteller who spins an atmosphere of dread literally from the first page, increasing the ... Church and We Are Not Good People “Ever-mounting terror and a foreboding setting make for pure storytelling alchemy.

Author: Ania Ahlborn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476783758

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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An unforgettable horror novel from bestselling sensation Ania Ahlborn—hailed as a writer of “some of the most promising horror I’ve encountered in years” (New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire)—in which a small-town boy investigates the mysterious disappearance of his cousin and uncovers a terrifying secret kept hidden for years. Young Jude Brighton has been missing for three days, and while the search for him is in full swing in the small town of Deer Valley, Oregon, the locals are starting to lose hope. They’re well aware that the first forty-eight hours are critical and after that, the odds usually point to a worst-case scenario. And despite Stevie Clark’s youth, he knows that, too; he’s seen the cop shows. He knows what each ticking moment may mean for Jude, his cousin and best friend. That, and there was that boy, Max Larsen...the one from years ago, found dead after also disappearing under mysterious circumstances. And then there were the animals: pets gone missing out of yards. For years, the residents of Deer Valley have murmured about these unsolved crimes…and that a killer may still be lurking around their quiet town. Now, fear is reborn—and for Stevie, who is determined to find out what really happened to Jude, the awful truth may be too horrifying to imagine.

Storytelling with Collage

motion and the alchemy of becoming gives birth to deeper meaning? This story begins with a wooden framed mirror stationed on the dresser of an ordinary life. Its purpose, to reflect honestly the passing chapters of time.

Author: Roxanne Evans Stout

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440340628

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Every collage has a tale to tell. Tell your story in paper, fabric, and objects collected from your world. Storytelling With Collage will inspire you to capture your poetic thoughts, fond memories and passionate daydreams in a soft and simple style. Using simple tools and supplies that delight you, you'll learn to work with a variety of prompts and will discover how each element you select--from small shells collected on your last trip to the pretty paper you unwrapped from a recent gift--has its own part of a complete narrative. Nine collage prompts will walk you step-by-step through a collage creation as you work with textured papers, fabric, stitching, found objects, images, natural materials, color, wax and metal. In addition, inside you will find: • Numerous Tasks--ideas for combing your world for collage fodder • Beautiful photos to inspire you to customize your own worktable • Perspective on finding inspiration outside your window through the seasons • Extra inspiration in each chapter from the Collage Stories and works by 25 contributing artists Capture the textures and colors of your moments today through your own Storytelling With Collage!

After Katrina

arbiters—the only ones we really care about—on the question of whether our storytelling alchemy has managed to make anything precious or worthy from the baser elements of fact. Simon also insists that “at moments, if we do our jobs ...

Author: Anna Hartnell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438464190

Category: History

Page: 256

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Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Through the lens provided by the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, After Katrina argues that the city of New Orleans emerges as a key site for exploring competing narratives of US decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Deploying an interdisciplinary approach to explore cultural representations of the post-storm city, Anna Hartnell suggests that New Orleans has been reimagined as a laboratory for a racialized neoliberalism, and as such might be seen as a terminus of the American dream. This US disaster zone has unveiled a network of social and environmental crises that demonstrate that prospects of social mobility have dwindled as environmental degradation and coastal erosion emerge as major threats not just to the quality of life but to the possibility of life in coastal communities across America and the world. And yet After Katrina also suggests that New Orleans culture offers a way of thinking about the United States in terms that transcend the binary of national renewal or declension. The post-Hurricane city thus emerges as a flashpoint for reflecting on the contemporary United States.

HBO s Treme and Post Katrina Catharsis

David Simon has rejected the idea that only insiders can tell the story of New Orleans, suggesting that the series has ... whether our storytelling alchemy has managed to make anything precious or worthy from the baser elements of fact.

Author: Dominique Gendrin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498545617

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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This book argues that fictional television can educate audiences on complex communities and issues long after it has faded from the news cycle. Treme, to date, remains one of the most notable experiments of how post-Katrina New Orleans communities struggle to hold on to their cultural and historical essence. The David Simon–HBO–great American city television formula continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

Flood of Images

Simon's choice reveals New Orleanians as his key audience. Beginning tonight, you are the ultimate arbiters—the only ones we really care about—on the question of whether our storytelling alchemy has managed to make anything ...

Author: Bernie Cook

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292771369

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 430

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Anyone who was not in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the city experienced the disaster as a media event, a flood of images pouring across television and computer screens. The twenty-four-hour news cycle created a surplus of representation that overwhelmed viewers and complicated understandings of the storm, the flood, and the aftermath. As time passed, documentary and fictional filmmakers took up the challenge of explaining what had happened in New Orleans, reaching beyond news reports to portray the lived experiences of survivors of Katrina. But while these narratives presented alternative understandings and more opportunities for empathy than TV news, Katrina remained a mediated experience. In Flood of Images, Bernie Cook offers the most in-depth, wide-ranging, and carefully argued analysis of the mediation and meanings of Katrina. He engages in innovative, close, and comparative visual readings of news coverage on CNN, Fox News, and NBC; documentaries including Spike Lee's When the Levees Broke and If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal's Trouble the Water, and Dawn Logsdon and Lolis Elie's Faubourg Treme; and the HBO drama Treme. Cook examines the production practices that shaped Katrina-as-media-event, exploring how those choices structured the possible memories and meanings of Katrina and how the media's memory-making has been contested. In Flood of Images, Cook intervenes in the ongoing process of remembering and understanding Katrina.

The Complete Sherlock Holmes

... not only for its lavish pro- duction values but also for its efforts to adhere to the spirit of the original stories. ... life and storytelling gifts combined into a form of narrative alchemy seldom seen in the annals of literature.

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Knickerbocker Classics

ISBN: 9781937994303

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

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The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series is The Complete Sherlock Holmes comprised of 4 full-length novels and 56 short stories featuring the world's most famous pipe-smoking detective. Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between the years 1867 and 1927, the legendary Sherlock Holmes employed his mastery of deductive reasoning and expert sleuthing to solve an arraying of complex and harrowing cases. From his home – 221B Baker Street in London - the legendary Sherlock Holmes (accompanied by his loyal companion and chronicler, Dr. Watson) baffled policemen and became famous worldwide for his remarkable observations and even more eccentric habits. For Sherlock Holmes fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition has a full cloth binding, foil blocking on the spine, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. Featuring a foreword from renowned Holmes scholar, Daniel Stashower, (author of A Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle and Sherlock Holmes in America), The Complete Sherlock Holmes contains every known Sherlock Holmes tale ever written. From Holmes' first appearance in “A Study in Scarlet” (1887) and The Hound of the Baskervilles (1901-1902), through the collection of stories in the The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, this deluxe edition boasts the entire Holmes catalogue.

The Alchemy of Conquest

... Raleigh's narrative alchemy amalgamated ethnographic account and local lore with Spanish imperial historiography of the discovery and conquest as well as mythological, religious, and alchemical traditions derived from Classical ...

Author: Ralph Bauer

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813942551

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 670

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The Age of the Discovery of the Americas was concurrent with the Age of Discovery in science. In The Alchemy of Conquest, Ralph Bauer explores the historical relationship between the two, focusing on the connections between religion and science in the Spanish, English, and French literatures about the Americas during the early modern period. As sailors, conquerors, travelers, and missionaries were exploring "new worlds," and claiming ownership of them, early modern men of science redefined what it means to "discover" something. Bauer explores the role that the verbal, conceptual, and visual language of alchemy played in the literature of the discovery of the Americas and in the rise of an early modern paradigm of discovery in both science and international law. The book traces the intellectual and spiritual legacies of late medieval alchemists such as Roger Bacon, Arnald of Villanova, and Ramon Llull in the early modern literature of the conquest of America in texts written by authors such as Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, José de Acosta, Nicolás Monardes, Walter Raleigh, Thomas Harriot, Francis Bacon, and Alexander von Humboldt.

Emblems and Alchemy

In any case , Ovid's story of Venus and Adonis is narrated by the poet Orpheus in Book X of The Metamorphoses as one ... The storyteller Orpheus was not only a poet and musician but also a famous magician and alchemist ( as one of the ...

Author: Alison Adams

Publisher: Librairie Droz

ISBN: 0852616805

Category: Alchemy

Page: 215

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The Poem in the Story

A Page from a Journal A STORYTELLER January 26, 1976 Nongenile Masithathu Zenani is a poet, and like all great poets her ... In the alchemy of storytelling, when we hear her stories we are one with the Xhosa and their hopes and dreams.

Author: Harold Scheub

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299182137

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Fact and fiction meet at the boundaries, the betwixt and between where transformations occur. This is the area of ambiguity where fiction and fact become endowed with meaning, and this is the area—where ambiguity, irony, and metaphor join forces—that Harold Scheub exposes in all its nuanced and evocative complexity in The Poem in the Story. In a career devoted to exploring the art of the African storyteller, Scheub has conducted some of the most interesting and provocative investigations into nonverbal aspects of storytelling, the complex relationship between artist and audience, and, most dramatically, the role played by poetry in storytelling. This book is his most daring effort yet, an unconventional work that searches out what makes a story artistically engaging and emotionally evocative, the metaphorical center that Scheub calls "the poem in the story." Drawing on extensive fieldwork in southern Africa and decades of experience as a researcher and teacher, Scheub develops an original approach—a blend of field notes, diary entries, photographs, and texts of stories and poems—that guides readers into a new way of viewing, even experiencing, meaning in a story. Though this work is largely focused on African storytelling, its universal applications emerge when Scheub brings the work of storytellers as different as Shakespeare and Faulkner into the discussion.