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Donald Davis is in such demand as a performer and teacher that librarians, teachers, and other storytellers literally wait years to book him on their schedules. Now he offers his workshop on story creation in handbook form for those who can't wait to hear him.
Telling Your Own Stories is designed for families, teachers, counselors-anyone who wants to inspire storytelling either in themselves or in others. Through a series of memory prompts, the user is led through the creation of plots, of place, and of characters.
Whether the goal is fiction or family history, whether the medium is oral performance or written story-the exercises in this book will guide the aspiring storyteller through a series of confidence-building steps. Features include a family lifespan chart, a story-form format, suggestions for memory recovery, and more than 50 "crisis prompts" to break through writer's-or teller's-block.
If you've ever thought that you had no stories to tell, or suspected you did but didn't know how to get started, this book is for you.
DONALD DAVIS grew up in a family of traditional storytellers in North Carolina. After twenty years' service as a United Methodist minister, Davis became a full-time storyteller, now giving more than three hundred performances each year.
"Davis is not simply one of the finest storytellers practicing his craft today, he is also one of the master teachers of other storytellers." —Nashville Banner
"A priceless gift this would be for the family as they learn to pass along memories, chronicle family history, and liven up any gathering!" —The Daily Record
Title: Telling Your Own Stories: For Family and Classroom Storytelling, Public Speaking, and Personal Journaling
Illustrator: Reg. Price: $10.00
Categories: How to. .,
Publisher: August House, Inc.:
ISBN Number: 0-87483-235-7
ISBN Number 13: 9780874832358
Book Details: paperback, August House, Inc.
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 832357