Donna Marie, I appreciate your nice comment. No, my man (Jim) hasn't written his book. He signed up for a writing class for the fall, but had to cancel the class. His mother, who lives in South Dakota, was sick so he drove out to help her in the transition from her home to long-term care. Maybe some day. He says hi.
Hey Steve! If you email me your mailing address I'll add you to the list to receive the Jan/Feb issue - which is our free "get to know us" issue...I haven't joined any groups on the site yet - my life seems to always either be full or full of it! But thanks for the invite!
Greetings! Editor of The Biblical Storyteller - wow, I would interested in finding out more about that! Have you considered joining the group Biblical Stoytelling here on the site? And please consider another group: Applied Storytelling: The Power of Story. Best wishes to you! STEVE
Welcome to Professional Storyteller. I would love to hear you sing and tell! Perhaps you could upload some audio and/or video. I hope you enjoy exploring the site. There are lots of great people here. Happy Tales to You!
Dianne de Las Casas
Founder of Professional Storyteller
Wow. What a great idea for a workshop. I'd love to do a story about that in TBS - I'm taking over from Tracy as editor with the Sept. issue. Vulnerability is always risky - but never more so than when you fall in love or tell a story! How we approach our vulnerability (and how we learn to recognize its presence in others! hello - it's not always about us!) determines how close to people's hearts we can come when we tell. I have always been impressed that you use your vulnerability very well.
And Donna, I was so glad to see you here! Yes, I'll be there in August and I'll be looking for you - and listening for you. I'm leading a workshop this year on "What's at Risk When We Tell A Bible Story." Like the spirituality workshop you led two years ago (I'm still thinking about it), I want to open up some of what makes storytelling scary for the teller. Emotional connectedness is what storytelling is all about - and emotional connectedness means vulnerability.