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Storytelling Tip: Where to Find Anecdotes

Sometimes the hardest part of how to create a story is being able to find the story starters. These anecdotes (and the little brother called the “float”) may at first seem hard to come by. Let me suggest to you a few things that you might use to find the bits and pieces of stories in your life.


Old photos are usually the first place that storytellers turn to when needing to get a story starter. This is true in both business and personal…


Added by Sean Buvala on June 25, 2018 at 1:40am — No Comments

Why All Stories Love Noise Cushioning Carpet and Curtains

Like my knee jerk reaction to people asking me if I have been reading any more stories lately, I can struggle when trying to get people to understand what a storytelling event needs in the way of atmosphere. 

My spiel goes like this: Storytelling is not the same as background music in a bar, you need people’s attention, you…


Added by Kate Lawrence on May 5, 2016 at 10:42pm — 2 Comments

How personal storytelling is like dream work, only easier

Personal story work reminds me a little of dream work, but easier.  Dreams are set in a coded language that can be hard to crack. 

But with stories, the code or reason we have chosen that story to tell, will, with sincere searching always be there for the finding. The story has…

Added by Kate Lawrence on March 31, 2016 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Introducing Young Creatives 2016

Are you bursting with creative flair? Yes? Aged 5-16 years? Then we need you! Our Young Creatives Awards Scheme has returned for another year, in partnership with Penguin Books, WHSmiths and Photobox. Bringing children across the UK the chance to win some fantastic…


Added by Emma Southcombe on January 13, 2016 at 8:01am — No Comments

Ukrainian Soul Food, Werewolves and Amazons


Ukrainian Soul Stories at the Library

Compared to shoplifting live turkeys in your bloomers and erotic games in the village bath, immigrant life is beyond boring. So firebrand Baba (Grandma) is brewing up Old Country customs in her new neighbourhood.

Hear Raisa Stone tell outrageous stories she's collected from Ukrainian people, including a true murder confession from her neighbour. She kept the secret until…


Added by Reisa Stone on September 6, 2014 at 1:18am — No Comments

Telling and Teaching; a Day at Boston Storytelling Festival


Added by Carolyn Stearns on February 16, 2014 at 8:59pm — No Comments

A Storytelling Funnel

     This image of a funnel the kind you might have in the kitchen at canning time, or in the garage with a can of lawn mower gas. It is open and wide on one end for receiving, focused and narrow on the other end to push  through the contents.

     I am a funnel for storytelling news and all of us in the business should be. To grow storytelling we need to focus our…


Added by Carolyn Stearns on February 12, 2014 at 11:13pm — 3 Comments

Planet Needs Storytellers

Sez Susi Wolf: "Storyteller, here...reporting for duty, Your Holiness."…

Added by Susi Wolf on February 12, 2014 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Storytelling and Comedy

Have you wondered why we cannot mix comedy with storytelling?

Try it!

I am also an amateur stand-up comedian and have decided to make my stories sound funny. This works best when you are creating a story or involving audience participation. This also works when you are re-telling a boring or not so exciting story by putting in funny words, expressions and personal opinion in a funny manner.

This works best more with adult audience or those above 10-12, because they are…


Added by Dhara Kothari on July 11, 2013 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

The Stories We Tell Ourselves


You may not realize it, but you have a story - a whole pack of them, really - about yourself and you tell them to yourself…


Added by Zette Harbour on September 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

3 Steps To Start A Movement


Added by Zette Harbour on August 31, 2012 at 12:41pm — 1 Comment

How To Create a Storytelling Festival

The title says "How to", but the truth is, I'm just about to begin to learn.  I've been invited to hold a storytelling festival at a beautiful camp in Cambria, California - Camp Ocean Pines.…


Added by Zette Harbour on June 16, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

NJ 20th Annual Storytelling Festival Call for Workshop Proposals

The NJ Storytelling Festival Committee is accepting Storytelling Workshop proposals for the 20th Annual NJ Storytelling Festival.

The 20th Annual NJ Storytelling Festival will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 12 noon til 6 pm at Grounds For Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ.

The workshop will take place from 10am until 12 noon on the day of the festival.

Who can submit a proposal?

Anyone is welcome to submit a proposal to share relevant…


Added by Rivka Willick on December 20, 2011 at 3:50pm — 2 Comments

New Storytelling Resource Books by Dianne de Las Casas



I wanted to share some of my newest storytelling resource books with you. These titles are published by ABC-Clio Libraries Unlimited.


Tales from the 7,000 Isles: Filipino Folk Stories

By Dianne de Las Casas & Zarah Gagatiga

(Libraries Unlimited, 2011)



Added by Dianne de Las Casas, Founder on September 22, 2011 at 11:25pm — No Comments

DVD Review: "Itsy Bitsy Tiger" by Priscilla Howe

Over at, we’re reviewing the latest project from storyteller Priscilla Howe: The Itsy Bitsy Tiger on DVD. You can read the article when you click this link now.

Brieft quote: While Priscilla uses the music and puppets well, she is foremost a storyteller and it shows. This isn’t a puppeteer or a musician using storytelling as a…


Added by Sean Buvala on September 10, 2011 at 12:23pm — 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

CD Review: A Tangle of Tales by Simon Brooks

simon brooks storytelling CD While Simon Brooks’ new storytelling CD may be titled "A Tangle of Tales," there is nothing at all discombobulated to keep them tied up and away from your enjoyment. With stories from Celtic lands, Vietnam and India, Simon… Continue

Added by Sean Buvala on August 2, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

A Storytellers Adventure With Kickstarter

Click here to read an article I wrote i the forum about a Kickstarter Fundraising campaign I did and how to use it yourself:


If you have not heard of Kickstarter yet, please do check this out as it was an amazing way for me to raise money to fund a DVD project I am doing called "Eating…


Added by Brian Rohr on June 10, 2011 at 11:20am — 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

One Third of a Year: 52 Bible Parables - Day 123

One Third of a Year

Well Thank You for staying with me at least through this first third of the year in Christian Storytelling. It has been an education for me and I hope I've been able to teach you something in the process.

There was a discussion today at work about religious T-shirts and they being offensive…


Added by Charles "Brother Beno" Myers on May 7, 2011 at 4:46am — 2 Comments

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