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Discovering the art of storytelling by showcasing methods, tips, & tools that help you find and tell your story, your way.  Find me on Twitter @gimligoosetales
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Memo from the Sports Desk: Tips for better pics | Taosnews.com (blog)

Memo from the Sports Desk: Tips for better pics | Taosnews.com (blog) | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

The Sports Editor for the Taos News, receives pictures of events all the time from the public.    Realizing not everyone has had formal photography training, he decided to publish a photography tip-sheet with 12 tips.  Even those these tips are for aspiring journalists, even if you never plan to submit a photo to the Taos News, these 12 tips still should help you improve your snapshots.

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Know the ones you love.  A way for you and your family to share and preserve your memories, one question at a time.

 

Proust.com is a family website. Use Proust to share your story with family and friends. Use our questions inspired by Marcel Proust and the Proust Questionnaire to help you tell your story or ask them to family and friends.

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Q and A with a Story Guru: Doug Rice: Story Must Be Trustworthy, Relevant, Unique, and Enduring | A Storied Career

Q and A with a Story Guru: Doug Rice: Story Must Be Trustworthy, Relevant, Unique, and Enduring | A Storied Career | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Q: Your Website includes the acronym “T.R.U.E. Stories.” Can you elaborate on that concept?

A: The acronym is my philosophy for successful business storytelling. I chose the word, “true,” because I wanted to convey the idea of a compelling story being meaningful. I distinguish between truth and fact in that truth actually matters to us where as facts may or may not be relevant. The acronym lists the four components of stories that matter. A “true” story must be: trustworthy, relevant, unique, and enduring.  If these qualities are present in the story that is told, it is infinitely more likely to be successful.

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Why I Will Never Run Out of Stories: Story Formula by Sevastian Winters | Rob on Writing

Why I Will Never Run Out of Stories: Story Formula by Sevastian Winters | Rob on Writing | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

If you follow my instructions, you are going to have created the basis for a brand new story, worth writing, by the time you finish reading this blog post.

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William Zinsser’s 5 tips for becoming a better writer | Poynter

William Zinsser has spent a lifetime teaching people how to become better writers. Now at 88, the author of “On Writing Well” is just as much a student of the craft as he is a teacher.

 

He’s finding ways to remain relevant as a writer in a digital world because, as he says, he “doesn’t want to get stuck in the 20th century.” About a year ago, he decided to set up a personal website and start a weekly blog for the American Scholar. He still teaches at The New School and Columbia University‘s graduate school of journalism and spends much of his free time reading and writing in his New York City apartment.

In a recent phone interview, Zinsser talked with me about the craft and shared these five tips for journalists who want to grow as writers.

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Corporate Storytelling: Finding Story Resources | Portal Info Help

Looking for a story to kick off a speech or enliven a meeting? Learn these vital sources for stories that will get the job done.

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Storytelling with Photo Books | Shutterfly

Storytelling with Photo Books | Shutterfly | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Become a better storyteller with new photography, design, and storytelling ideas.

 

The "Storytelling" section of the Shutterfly site includes inspirational articles on photography tips, design tips, profiles, articles, and personal interviews.

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10 Ways to Add IMPACT To Your Story | EntrepreneurCommunityOnline

10 Ways to Add IMPACT To Your Story | EntrepreneurCommunityOnline | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Tell me a story. And make it about me. Whether you’re giving a speech, issuing a news release or posting to your blog, being heard, understood and remembered is about telling a story that speaks to the interests or needs of your audience.  Here are 10 tips for adding impact to your story to ensure you are, in fact, heard, understood and remembered.

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Storyteller shares tips for making tales come alive | Camrose Canadian

Gail de Vos didn’t always want to be a storyteller.

 

In fact, when she re-entered school to become a librarian after her two daughters were born, a storyteller course was the last thing she wanted to take. But then she got caught up in the power of telling tales and sharing history.  Now, she is a storyteller who travels the world sharing folktales.  After telling folklore to children for an hour, de Vos then turned to help parents learn how to best share their own stories.

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4 Inspiring Examples of Digital Storytelling | Mashable

4 Inspiring Examples of Digital Storytelling | Mashable | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

In 2011, Sundance Film Festival created The New Frontier Story Lab, an initiative created to foster the development of a new style of media production. As media began to depart from traditional, linear films intended for a passive audience, the launch represented an innovative new era in entertainment.

 

At the intersection of films, games and the Internet, today’s creators are using multiple platforms, where the audience can actively reshape the stories themselves.

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The Rise of Storytelling | Small Business Labs

Over the last few months a hot topic in the media has been business storytelling.  Included in this article are 4 links to articles on the topic.

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Resources for Storytellers | The Society for Storytelling

Resources for Storytellers | The Society for Storytelling | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

The following leaflets are offered as a free resource for storytellers and those wishing to promote storytelling events.

 

The Society for Storytelling, located in the UK, was established in 1993, with the aim to support and promote the most ancient art of oral storytelling.

 

Open to anyone with an interest in the form, it brings together tellers and listeners, professionals and enthusiasts, to celebrate the power of the spoken story a traditional craft, as a modern form of entertainment and as a powerful educational and therapeutic tool. The Society founded and co-ordinates National Storytelling Week which takes place annually.

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Wisdom Wednesday – More on Identifying your Ancestors | Sort Your Story

Last week I talked about the importance of identifying people in your photographs whether they exist in an album, loose laying around the house, or on your computer in a file folder or Sort Your Story folders.  This week I will expand a bit on this idea.

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How to Establish Character Identification | Stavros Halvatzis

How to Establish Character Identification | Stavros Halvatzis | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

In a well-crafted film or novel, we often identify with the characters in the story. At the very least, we need to identify with the protagonist – if we are to be drawn into the tale at all.  Identification is not the same as liking the character but because identification helps to draw us into the story more effectively than is otherwise possible, it is one of the most important story-telling skills to master.

 

In his book, Writing Screenplays That Sell, Michael Hague lays out several ways to achieve this. Here’s six of the most important...

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10 Ways to Tell if Your Story Should be a Memoir or a Novel | WritersDigest.com

10 Ways to Tell if Your Story Should be a Memoir or a Novel | WritersDigest.com | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Should your story be fictionalized or be a true telling of your life? You have to decide. Here are 10 factors to consider.

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Innovative Storytelling Projects You Need to See | Listen In Pictures

Innovative Storytelling Projects You Need to See | Listen In Pictures | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

I always leave UnionDocs inspired – their screening room is a hotbed for forward thinking conversations on the evolving intersection of documentary/art filmmaking and storytelling. Yesterday afternoon brought a stellar multi-disciplinary cast of presenters on Everything You Want To Know About Transmedia Storytelling But Are Afraid To Ask.

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Tell a Better Story - Storytelling Made Simple | Imagination Soup

You can tell your child a story by remembering the basic story elements. Character, Setting, Plot. Lots of ideas to get you started telling bedtime stories, even if you don't think you can.

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Dualism in Storytelling by Hiroko Matshushita | Fuckyeahbookarts

Dualism in Storytelling by Hiroko Matshushita | Fuckyeahbookarts | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Hiroko’s accordion fold book reflects the dualistic elements commonly explored within fairytales, such as good vs. evil and old vs. young. She then cleverly illustrated both sides of the long strip of paper with two versions of the same story- one with a happy ending, and the other with an unhappy one.

 

Visit Hiroko's site at http://hirokomatsushita.blogspot.com/2012/02/dualism-in-storytelling.html

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Storytelling Expected to Score Big in 2012 Super Bowl Ads | Entrepreneur

Storytelling Expected to Score Big in 2012 Super Bowl Ads | Entrepreneur | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Three ways small businesses can turn stories into ads and digital content without a Super Bowl-size budget.

 

The 2012 Super Bowl is expected to be the year for lengthy commercials that tell stories. Back in 2009, Miller High Life caused a buzz with a one-second Super Bowl commercial, but such brands as Pepsi, Volkswagen and Audi are expected to go long this year, with 60-second spots instead of the usual 15 or 30 seconds. You can bet the longer commercials will tug at viewers' heartstrings because good storytelling is all about building an emotional connection between the brand and consumer that can lead to loyalty and word-of-mouth promotion.

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The Top Storytelling Blogs of 2012 | The Art of Storytelling Show

Brother Wolf lists 16 storytelling blogs to watch out for.

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Second Life & the FPS | APP Market

Second Life & the FPS | APP Market | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Storytelling is more than entertainment, it is the free imagining which leads to actualization which will carry an audience along withyou. We are still Human version 1.0 and a story that has resonance is not just one with a lot of flashy effects.

 

Traditional media tells us the story in movie or TV format where we watch passively, video games today allow us to play within the games' story. (Star Wars The Old Republic game released on Dec 22nd last year, had over 60 million in-game hours played within its first week— roughly equivalent to watching all six Star Wars movies over 4 million times. ) The narrative structure is however tightly drawn, and players are forced to work within the game designers story, which granted, works for many.

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Writing Flash Fiction, Part 3 | Anne Petty

Writing Flash Fiction, Part 3 | Anne Petty | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

These writing exercises work equally well for short stories or short-shorts. Most people find them fairly easy to apply to standard short stories where you may have up to 10,000 words to work with. But try doing these when you only have 600 words to spend!

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Writing Inspiration: How to Find Your Muse and Develop a Story | Factoidz

Writing Inspiration: How to Find Your Muse and Develop a Story | Factoidz | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

People often ask where writers find inspiration, and what motivates them to develop a storyline. if you're a writer who wants to find their muse, the answer may be to stop staring at a blank page and make your environment and mind open to creativity.  Here's 12 tips.

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Review of Video 101 – Tips for visual storytelling – e-book by Lisa Lubin | My Blogging Journey

Review of Video 101 – Tips for visual storytelling – e-book by Lisa Lubin | My Blogging Journey | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Lisa Lubin is a travel blogger and videographer at LLWorldTour and an award-winning television producer and video consultant who has put all her experience into an e-book called Video 101 – Tips and tricks for awesome visual storytelling.  Before I get on to my review of the e-book, I asked Lisa to give us her top tips on story-telling through video...

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Make a Story Wheel | Belair

Make a Story Wheel | Belair | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

Story wheels are a good way to get children thinking about how stories are structured, and how to retell them. The hands-on approach can bring a freshness to story telling activities, and engage learners of all abilities.

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