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Telling Your Own Stories

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Everyone has a story to tell and this little book titled: Telling your own stories; For Family and Classroom Storytelling, Public Speaking, and Personal Journaling by Davis, Donald, will provide you with suggestions to get you remembering! Wait a minute, you don’t think you have any stories to tell? Don’t believe it… This book will prompt you with many ideas that will truly bring out those hidden stories containing memories of your life. Donald Davis says to try for the earliest memories and then come forward rather than searching from the present backwards chronologically and that Our whole life is our library where personal memories are the books we are looking for.

There are many great prompts and marvelous ideas in his book and a sampling of them are:

  • Can you remember a time when you learned something from a child?
  • Can you remember a pet you once had which you don’t have any more?
  • Take us to school with you during one of your favorite years in school
  • Can you remember a time when you got into trouble for something you had already been told not to do?
  • Can you remember a trip that you would not want to have to take again?
  • Can you remember a night your parents never found out about?
  • Can you remember a time when you got sick at a very inconvenient moment?
  • Can you remember a birthday or a holiday you would like (or not like) to live over again?
  • Can you remember a time when you got lost? Or separated from your companion(s)?

Davis includes a story-Form Format: Main Character > Trouble coming > Crisis > Insight > Affirmation.

We all enjoy a good story and you have many to tell!


Telling Your Own Stories

Posted by Amy Chase at 07/26/2012 01:57:23 PM