Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Letting Characters Listen"

"Most storytellers quickly learn that giving characters voice – whether expressing inner thoughts aloud or speaking to other characters in the story – enlivens a telling and provides opportunity for vocal variety. But how many of us allow characters time to listen?"
-from an article by Mary Hamilton

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Monday, June 18, 2012

You're a natural..

"...That's how I remember things, anyway. I remember stories.  I connect the dots and then out of that comes a story.  And the dots that don't fit into the story just slide away, maybe.  Like when you spot a constellation.  You look up and you don't see all the stars.  All the stars just look like the big fugging random mess that they are.  But you want to see shapes; you want to see stories, so you pick them out of the sky.  Hassan told me once you think like that, too --that you see connections everywhere --so you're a natural born storyteller, it turns out."
from An Abundance of Katherines by John Green.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kentucky Folktales

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