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.

Finding Delight in the Unforeseen

The dilemma: to go or not to go. Last week, while in Toronto, I found myself contemplating whether to attend a storytelling open mic. Initially enticed by the idea upon discovering…

Bridging Worlds: Stories of Connection

I recently took part in the 14th San Diego Storytelling Festival, a collaborative effort by the Storytellers of San Diego and the Coronado Public Library. As I made my way to…

AI – Leave Us Alone!

In the title, I claimed “leave us alone,” but in truth, it’s AI that’s telling us to take a breather. We’re all caught up in the AI craze. Not a single day goes by without hearing the buzzword “AI.” What’s amusing is…

What Makes You?

“I knew that was his work!” My friend exclaimed. A fighting scene in a trailer of the movie, “Rebel Moon,” reminded him of another movie. After a quick search, he affirmed that it was the same director, Zack Snyder….

Change The Narrative

The US-based research showed that shifting food labels from “vegan” or “plant-based” to terms like “healthy” or “sustainable” could potentially motivate individuals to incorporate more dairy- and meat-free meals into their diets.

Feedback Dilemma

Have you ever received feedback for your stories? While I may not resonate with every suggestion I receive, I value feedback, particularly when it’s coming from a show producer I aspire to collaborate with. They know their own shows better than anybody else.

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

My friend, a Japanese professor specializing in human sciences, recently traveled to North Carolina with the intention of studying racism and anti-racism initiatives. During her stay, she encountered various instances of racism, both overt and subtle, irrespective of their scale.

Hearing Is Seeing

In the world of storytelling, we often hear the advice, “Don’t tell, show.” But have you ever considered this phrase from a different perspective, specifically from the viewpoint of those who are blind or partially sighted? 

The Potency of Language

“Cardi B was hit on the stage!” The incident was covered by every TV station. When I saw the headline, I thought “Another one?” Recently, some artists like Harry Styles and Kelsea Ballerini were hit by an object during a concert…

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