Capturing Stories

 If stories can incite an audience to action, then how do we go about getting our stories?  Janice Elsheimer in her book, “The Creative Call,” shares the importance of keeping a “day book.”  I can identify with her sharing that our journals can be our companions and confidants during the most important times of our lives.  “Writers can use their daybooks as a source book for ideas, images, characters, dialogue, and plot for other writing…” 

Jeanne Robertson, a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences, in a session she conducted at the National Speakers Association entitled, “Don’t let the funny stuff get away: turn everyday experiences into speech material that audiences will remember” suggests “jotting down” when something happens and writing up as soon as possible so the stories can materialize.  Indeed, Jeanne Robertson is a consummate story teller herself and is described as “the aunt you can’t wait to talk to at the family reunion, who always has a new story to tell that keeps the whole family in stitches. (The Carlisle Theater, Carlisle, PA).  Read more about Jeanne at her website at http://www.jeannerobertson.com/

 

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