I haven’t done a count yet but I’m pretty sure every bad decision I’ve made ended up with me on the couch muttering, “What was I thinking??” I’m not encouraging anyone to go out and make some bad choices but if you’ve made a few in the past that led to a great story we’d love to hear it.

Did you stay in a relationship because you were afraid to be on your own? Did you take a job you hated because you thought it was the responsible thing to do? Maybe you stole a car once to impress your friends. Did you drop out of school to wander through Thailand only to discover what you were searching for was a block away from your home in Greenlake?

Come tell a story about a time you did something and only later realized why you did it. Did you regret it? Or are you glad you did it regardless of how it turned out? 

Remember to practice out loud on as many people as possible and time yourself when you’re doing it. All stories have to be under 8 minutes. Stories also have to be pretty clean in both language and content. The rest of the rules and guidelines are below:

https://freshgroundstories.com/2013/01/22/storytelling-rules-and-guidelines/

Workshops are a great way to get feedback on a story you’re working on. Here are two I highly recommend:

Stay Awesome Storytelling Virtual Workshop

Seattle, WA
117 Members

It’s a virtual storytelling workshop with The Moth Radio storyteller and TED speaker Bill Bernat and Nutritious Truth’s Melody Owen.Bring a story about 5 minutes or, tell it,…

Next Meetup

Stay Awesome Storytelling Zoom Workshop

Monday, Nov 30, 2020, 7:00 PM
5 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

FGS – Storytelling Workshop

Seattle, WA
631 Storytellers

This workshop helps you become a better storyteller and to prepare to tell stories at events like Fresh Ground Stories or The Moth.The workshop is free.A diverse group of pe…

Next Meetup

December ONLINE Storytelling Workshop

Sunday, Dec 6, 2020, 1:00 PM
13 Attending

Check out this Meetup Group →

Both are free and run by experienced tellers who have told many times at FGS. I’m also available to help on stories. Send me an email and we set up a call.

Email me through Meetup or at freshgroundstories@gmail.com as soon as possible if you want to get on the list to tell a story.

I’ll send out a Zoom registration link to everyone in the Meetup group the day before each show. Feel free to RSVP on Meetup if you want the automatic reminders but I’ll be sending the Zoom link to everyone in the group regardless of your RSVP.

We only have 100 spots in each show (98 actually since me and my assistant each take one spot) so the first 98 people to register for the show will be the only ones who can attend. 

Write if you have any questions 🙂

See you on the 17th!

Paul
freshgroundstories@gmail.com