Tag Archives: Storytelling

To want something is

21 May

humorous.  To be demonstrative of hunger and pursuit and actually acquire is worthy of study.  Be your professor, a student of your Self– study your habits and actions, enjoy your strengths and follies.  Everything is meant to come together for us.  We merely have to be more perceptive of our innate promise.  Do not want or wish.  Hungry, pursue, and establish your echo.

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(10/19/16)  English 100, Reaction to Meeting —

19 Oct

Thank you all for an energetic exchange of ideas today.  I’ll be honest, I was a little tired and not that in-character when I arrived, but I credit you all for pulling me from my lull.  Thank you!  Keep reading in Walls with a critical eye on the family, on the parents especially.  There’s nothing wrong with being critical of their parental “methods”, but your criticisms need to be supported.  Also, take note of your emotions and feelings as a reader, and be prepared to tell us where you felt what.

For your creative work, telling your story…  Practice telling a story.  Do more freewriting in your journals.  Teach us something about yourself, about the world, about life.  There are so many experiences in this world that would make incredible stories, and I’m CERTAIN that many of them are in our group.

Start preparing to defeat your Monday.  I’ve said this before, Mondays do NOT have to feel like Mondays.  Ever.  Whatever you have to do to feel positive about yourself and what you’re doing, do it.

Thanks again for the electric interactions today…

See you all next week – Mike

PS – What is one goal you have over the weekend, one productive step forward you want to actuate?

English 5: STORIES.. more stories.. readers & writers

17 Sep

IS there a story you’ve always wanted to tell, but haven’t?  OR, is there someone else’s story that gripped you so profoundly you could swear they wrote it for you, or so that you, or someone like you, having gone through what you have, could learn, grow from it?  Tell us, either way.  What is it about the Art of storytelling keeps the Human condition so marvelously maintained?

Stories comprise the Human Experience.. what we pass down verbally, what’s written, and many times simply what IS.

And, another question:  IF one writes a “true” story, with intent of it being sold, or published [which is the same thing], does that compromise the teller’s credibility?  There.  I’m done.  Just wanted to engage you all in storytelling’s lift, how it impacts us.  And, if you want, below.. tell us a story if you didn’t in class.

(9/17/13)