Hi Everyone,

I just found some great storytelling advice from one of my favorite tellers and want to share it with you. The following articles aren’t in any particular order so dive into whichever one seems most helpful for whatever story you’re working on.

https://jeff-simmermon.medium.com/?p=cc29027b8cd8

https://jeff-simmermon.medium.com/how-to-structure-a-funny-story-d1730535f81b

https://jeff-simmermon.medium.com/this-is-a-boring-shark-attack-8-rules-for-fascinating-storytelling-3b9d2bab6dca

https://jeff-simmermon.medium.com/this-ice-cream-will-heal-your-heartbreak-how-to-find-your-storys-north-star-b818f50250ab

When you’re done with those articles, think about a story you’d like to work on and write Emily Pitts. She’s one of our regulars and just started a cool new in-person storytelling show at the Fremont Abbey called Locally Fameless. I asked her for a quick description of the show and this is what she sent me.

“Locally Fameless is a new in-person monthly storytelling show at the Fremont Abbey. We are looking for stories about hidden talents, feats attempted and achieved, fascinating jobs, wild adventures, and more! Our goal is to grow and develop the storytelling scene in Seattle while highlighting some of the extraordinary people in our area. No storytelling experience is needed. Our goal is to grow and develop the storytelling scene in Seattle while highlighting some of the extraordinary people in our area. This show has a workshop model. If a person is a good fit there are several zoom workshops with the producers and other tellers to work on and develop stories. We look forward to hearing from you! Emilyjpitts@gmail.com

Even if you don’t have a story to tell, wouldn’t it feel great to show up and support her? Of course it would. So buy a ticket, get on the bus, and have a good time. Maybe even get inspired to tell a story one day yourself 🙂

I hope to see a bunch of you at our own show, Thursday, January 20. We’re still on Zoom for a while until we can all feel comfortable going back to our regular space at the Olive Way Starbucks. January’s theme is “Unexpected Goodness – Things turning out better than expected”. 


Send me an email if you have any questions or want help on a story.

Don’t forget about Dave’s monthly workshop: https://www.meetup.com/Fresh-Ground-Stories-Storytelling-Workshop/

The next one is January 9.

Take care,

Paul

freshgroundstories@gmail.com