Storytelling Stub

Which book or website do you use to learn storytelling skills?
People often ask me the question. Honestly, I don’t have a particular preference, but I’m sharing some resources that may help you for writing and storytelling. I don’t encourage or discourage its use. Please try for yourself and see if it works for you or not.

How to Boost Learning

Does anybody have problem with memorizing new things? Forgetting is natural, but how can we slow it down and let the memory stick? Iowa State Psychology Professor Shana Carpenter says combining two strategies…

How To Say It

Do you read contracts? Who does? Why is legal language so incomprehensible for general public? This year, a paper titled “Poor writing, not specialized concepts, drives processing difficulty in legal language,” won…

What Is the Tetrad?

The Tetrad method was developed by Marshall McLuhan. It’s an idea of using tetrads to apply a consistent mode of analysis to different media. The idea behind them is simple…

Do You Need a Coach? Yes, You Do!

The other day, I was listening to a story. Somehow, I felt disconnected and started wondering why. The story was entertaining and the teller was engaging with the audience, but something was off…

You Gotta Start Somewhere

How did you start?
I turned to the voice. It was right in front of a theater where I had just finished performing. A young woman with glasses and curly hair was smiling at me.

How To Overcome Stage Fright

Do you feel nervous before going onto the stage? Do you have any rituals to calm your nerves down? There are many suggestions for overcoming stage fright. To me, preparation is the best medicine. 
Familiarize yourself with your material. Practice as much as you can...

Break The Fourth Wall

What is the fourth wall?The fourth wall is a performance convention in which an invisible, imagined wall separates actors from the audience. While the audience can see through this wall, the convention assumes the actors act as if they cannot. From the 16th century...

Train Creativity in the Right Way

How do you train your creativity? Do you have any rituals to be creative? Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a new method for training people to be creative. According to the research, it works far more effectively than current methods. Do you want to...

How Can I Shorten a Story?

The other day, I was booked for a storytelling show, which was great. The not-so-great part was I had to cut my story by one third. To be more specific, 550 words. I spent considerable time in denial, dreaming that the problem would go away magically. For a few days,...

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