This month we have two themes for the show. You can choose whichever one you want to tell a story on.
Best Laid Plans
Breaking the Rules
You can interpret the themes any way you want. If you want to tell a story about breaking the rules it doesn’t have to be an official rule. It could be a story of ignoring a bunch of red flags that you promised yourself you wouldn’t ignore again. Best laid plans could be about how you thought you were going to grow up to be a doctor and ended up making a living selling black market beanie babies. Most stories can relate to any theme if you frame it right. So think back to a moment in your life when you broke a rule or something in your life went sideways and see if you build a story around it.
Remember to practice your story 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 can be as short as you want but not over 8 minutes. Stories also have to be clean in both language and content. Send me an email at email@example.com if you have any questions about that.
The rest of the rules and guidelines are below:
Workshops are a great way to get feedback on a story you’re working on. Here’s one I highly recommend. It’s run by two people who have told many times at FGS and other shows in the area: https://www.meetup.com/Fresh-Ground-Stories-Storytelling-Workshop/
I’m also happy to help anyone on their story over the phone. Send me an email and we can set up a phone call.
See you on March 16th at 7 pm at the Chabad of Queene Anne – Magnolia
Freshgroundstories at Gmail dot com