"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
Come learn from Mary Hamilton in our workshops on July 21!
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
"...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."