Story Dynamics – Stories » 2008 » August

Can you tell stories “good enough” for children?

When I was boy, my favorite times were Saturday mornings. My father would sit down and ask me, “What do you want to learn about today?” One Saturday, in the course of helping me write a poem, he compared it to making up a story. My attention was galvinized. He knew how to make up [...]

Are you bailing out before your happy ending?

Every storyteller knows one thing: a problem in a story is never a final defeat.Think of “Jack and the Beanstalk.” When we hear in that folktale that Jack is poor, lazy, the child of a single mother, and about to sell their last cow, how do we react? We do NOT say, “That’s hopeless. Forget [...]

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