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The Great Forest and the Fir Tree - A Christmas Tale.

I was doing some research into the various origins of Christmas Traditions when a sentence about the Fir tree sparked my imagination. ...... This was the result. Hopy you enjoy.

Added by Carl Gough on December 9, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

New Book: "Measures of Story: How to Create a Story from Floats and Anecdotes."


My next book is now available. I am very excited. We are happy to tell you that we have released our newest book. "Measures of Story: How to Create a Story from Floats and Anecdotes" is now available on Ebook or Kindle! This book is aimed at the non-storytell er, something to appeal to those who are just…


Added by Sean Buvala on August 2, 2011 at 4:04pm — No Comments

spinning yarn

I haven't posted here in a while, but am happy to report I've since become an Accredited storyteller through the Australian Storyteller's Guild (NSW) Inc. I also had a wonderful performance at the Sydney Women's Club. Today, I'm going to a spinners group... I've long yearned to learn to spin and to have my own spinning wheel. The art of storytelling and the craft of spinning are so interwoven they've taken on the same meaning - spinning a yarn! Women have traditionally told stories amongst… Continue

Added by Reilly McCarron on June 6, 2011 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Bodkin's Beowulf and A Christmas Carol

Wanted to let you all know that I have added two new tales to my repertory:

BEOWULF (1 hour)

Also a MySpace page, Music samples.

Also, made a few videos for YouTube. Type in "odds bodkin" and there I will be!

Peace to all,


Added by Odds Bodkin on September 1, 2009 at 11:35am — No Comments

Magic Johnson Teaches Storytelling Techniques.

Sometimes there are surprise moments when some rather public storytelling skills are demonstrated very well.

It is common to see public figures fail at storytelling. However, at the Michael Jackson Memorial service, entrepreneur and former professional basketball player Earvin "Magic" Johnson demonstrated a command of and elegance to his story. Although many speakers spoke at "MJ's" funeral, Magic's few moments stand out.

Here are 4 things that anyone who wants to use…

Added by Sean Buvala on July 8, 2009 at 11:46am — No Comments

Sky Racers

Sky Racers 5/9/09 Carolyn Stearns

I went out walking tonight as one storm was chased from the sky on the steeds of another. I paused at the gate to the meadow and watched. There across the western horizon monstrous black clouds mounted and with their golden rims sparkling, went skittering northeast as if in the great derby itself. The rest of the sky presented a fanfare to the riderless clouds and mounted great banners across the deepening blue. These Cirrus clouds waved uneven yet… Continue

Added by Carolyn Stearns on May 9, 2009 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment Update: April 3, 2009

Welcome to the Update!


In This Issue: (Emailed 4/3/2009)

- Director's Notes: Three Tips for the Nervous Public Speaker

- Article: Why Storytelling Improves Communication Skills

- 2009: Improve Your Public Speaking In ANY Field!

- Oakland, California or Orlando, Florida?

- FREE! Learn Storytelling by Email.

- Using… Continue

Added by Sean Buvala on April 3, 2009 at 2:00am — No Comments

Storytelling conference call with Tim Tingle

Tonight I had the pleasure of listening to Brother Wolf's question and answer session with my friend, the amazing Storyteller Tim Tingle. Tim is well-versed in the art of telling Native American stories, folktales and true stories. I'm sure his listeners enjoyed his historical references and experiences with adapting stories from facts. His knowledge and training in the field of modern native storytelling with in a historical perspective is unsurpased.

His description of… Continue

Added by Jo Sanders on March 25, 2009 at 1:50am — No Comments

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