Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Storytelling Tip #1a

At first I labeled this post #6, but I've gone back in to edit the post--it's really 1a, even though I said in the beginning that the tips are not in order of importance.


One of the keys to being a good storyteller is being a good listener. Listen to natural storytellers, listen to other performers (not just storytellers), listen to the audience, listen to the people who hire you, listen to the words, listen to the thoughts, listen to the spaces between the words, listen to your body, listen to children, listen to dogs and cats, listen to your heart and listen to your daydreams.

By listening, you let the world inform your art, so that your art can inform the world.

Any questions? I'm listening.

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