For Love of Stories

Striving for the Art of Storytelling

I'm a Sucker for Good Stories

Every object has a story. Stories connect people. Storytelling brings people together. That’s why I love storytelling.

Storytelling Stub

Resources, tools, and tips that may help you with writing and storytelling.

Pick Words that Enrich Your Story

"Avoid using adjectives and adverbs in poems," my friend said. Because economy of words is essential for poetry, she explained, we need to use descriptive verbs instead. For example, instead of saying "she walked quietly," say "she tiptoed." To describe "run quickly,"...

Everything is Science. Even Humor!

I sort of knew that science was behind even humor. Every reaction has a reason – a reason why the audience laughs, the timing of the laugh, how long they laugh, how the laughing wave goes up and down, etc. Although I knew, I’ve been playing and adjusting it by ear....

Tsubuyaki

Miyo’s mumbling thoughts at the moment…

Don’t Over-Analyze Your Audience

Don’t Over-Analyze Your Audience

When you tell a story, how do you analyze your audience? Do you read their posture? Or maybe their facial expressions?Sharing a story virtually makes it difficult to read people, doesn’t it? Sometime, you hear the sound of dishes clanking or irrelevant conversations...

You’re the Only One Who Knows Your World!

You’re the Only One Who Knows Your World!

Has anybody told you that they didn’t “get” a part of your story although everything was perfectly clear to you? That’s because not everybody knows your world entirely. We need to be conscious about what people know and what they don’t. After being postponed for one...

Time to Change!

Time to Change!

"I cut ties with friends who don't make progress and make the status quo."said my friend. His comment started a train of thought...about my stories.  Each of my stories takes its own journey.  They usually start from a Work-In-Progress folder.  After numerous edits,...

My Storytelling Events

I would love to see your friendly smiles in the audience.  Please come to hear my stories!
I also share my thoughts after each event. Please check out the past events, too.  

2021.10.21 Our Stories ~ Confronting Life’s Challenges

2021.10.21 Our Stories ~ Confronting Life’s Challenges

Celebrate our common humanity and the unique beauty of diverse experiences during this community festival where friends from Maryland, California, India and the Philippines share stories about facing life’s challenges.Wednesday, October 21, 20214:00 PM PDT Hanns...

2021.10.09 ASST October 2021 Adults ONLY

2021.10.09 ASST October 2021 Adults ONLY

Adults ONLY! No children, no teenagers, no people who act like children or teenagers – just Adults. Storytelling for the grown-ups. Storytelling for those of age to drink S.E. Callahan’s Oatmeal Spice Bourbon Whisey, or Spiritless Kentucky 74 Non-Alcoholic Bourbon....

2021.10.02 Implementing Successful Zoom Events (Workshop)

2021.10.02 Implementing Successful Zoom Events (Workshop)

How to Be the Ideal Host, Emcee, and Event Tech The Storytelling Association of California presents a lively workshop defining the roles and responsibilities of Show Hosts, Emcees and Event Techs at online and hybrid events. Learn how to smooth out any rough edges...