The Power of Storytelling
Winter 2022

Week Four

Hi Storytellers!

 

This week we talk about characters and setting—and one of my favorite ways to spice up our stories.

 

The stories I talk about in some detail are:

 

Next week we'll talk about polishing your stories, as well as have a mini-publishing overview. And then the final class to discuss. That would be the week of February 7.  I will send out an email to find the best time for us to meet via Zoom. 

Your final story will be due to me on January 31, 2022 .

 

Finally, I've left the definition of your final story that you will be presenting pretty generic on purpose because I want you to write what you want to write about. Please write (or share) up to 1200 words. If you still don't know what you're writing about and would rather have a prompt, feel free to try writing a story about one of these:

  • The bravest moment of your life

  • The experience of overcoming a fear

  • The moment your life changed forever

  • The biggest loss you have experienced

  • When you were taught a lesson by a child

  • A female role model in your life

  • Turn one of the last texts you sent into a story

  • An accident that changed everything

  • When you have the urge of hiding in a hole

  • If you could change one thing about yourself

  • A near-death experience

  • Something you can't resist

 

You are also free to take any of our homework exercises and polish those, into a story you would like to share.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or would like to brainstorm a little bit.

 

Have an inspired week! 

 

All the best,

Barbara

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