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Myranette Robinson
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storyteller
Interests: new stories, sports, news
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The rule in my house was, we will buy you a car when you finish college. So that car was a Mazda GLC in tan. The car I hung out the most in during high school was my best friend's Ford Fairlane 500, a hand me down from her brother. Ooh if that car could talk...
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Keep testistoryfying. Ok I know that is no such word, but not only are you helping yourself, your family and friends you are helping a lot of persons that you will never know.
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WOW! I can't wait to read your book. Of course then you have to tell us stories about how the book was written. I can't wait to hear those, either.
Toggle Commented Dec 12, 2019 on Giasera by Angela Perrone at Tell Me Something Good
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I worked in a call center for many years, selling travel. We had training after training on listening skills. I wish I had started taking story telling classes before my job. Storytelling teaches the importance of listening in a gentle but impactive way.
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I'll have to remember his analogy the next-oops I mean my first time sailing. Great post
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Anna, I also feel that the story leads your telling. It can also adapt itself to your telling environment. I can tell the same story but the story can have me leave out things in one environment only to have me emphasize that same thing in my next telling. That's the joy of storytelling, that the story is never the same no matter how many times you tell it.
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Like you, I had a love for books at a very early age. My childhood favorite is "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats. Other childhood favorites was Dr. Seuss's "One Fish, Two Fish" and "Green Eggs And Ham". When I was in my tween years there was nothing like a Nancy Drew book. I also enjoy John Grisham's novels and Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird". One of my favorite authors is Maya Angelou.
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I'm glad you're finding your niche of teaching storytelling to a community that has such a rich story base.
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I'm glad you enjoyed it. I can tell it had a positive effect on you by the new stories you tell. We need to get a group of us going to the NSN soon.
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I'm glad the little girl is back. That's what got me into storytelling. I felt my creative side had gone the way of Rip Van Winkle. Don't let that little girl take too may naps ever again.
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I always appreciate your love for the work that you do. With your WONDERFUL storytelling ability, they should make you storyteller in chief.
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Ann, your post reminded me of the last time I was in my hometown. A group of us got together for brunch. I was going to take just my 2 besties from high school. We ended up with my cousin and a classmate that I hadn't seen in 40 years. It is always fun taking a brief look at where you came from and where you are now. It is both an experience of humbling and gratitude. Thank you for sharing your experience and may you have many more as delightful as this one.
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Welcome to the world of storytelling, Kim! I'm glad you learned from your experience, but don't let your lessons learned get you down. The only was to get better is to tell more and more. I look forward to hearing your others stories!
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It's always interesting to see how others craft their stories. I don't use a storyboard, because even if I use stick figures, I get frustrated if the picture does not come out like I think it should. Now you'll have to share how the technique that you are trying works for you!
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I agree the truth and the "truth" is always a balancing act. The true story for me is one where the point does shine through. If that occurs, it doesn't matter if the shoes were brown or red, the truth of the story is there.
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What a sweet memory of your mother. I enjoyed reading it.
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I really liked the tip about an idea log. I started using this to record my mother's stories but I never had used it for my personal stories. Thank you very much for sharing that.
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Thank you again for reminding us to find memories and how to use them to create a story. This has helped me in finding stories to tell.
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What an interesting way to look at The Wizard of OZ and labyrinths. You insights are very enlightening.
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You remind us how beautiful the gift of generosity is!! Thank you for this post.
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I used to joke and say "I'm going to move to Phoenix. It was prophetic. I did move here and after retirement I wanted to explore my creative side that was dormant for so many years. Storytelling did that for me. It is good to have you as a comrade on this journey.
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Sylvia, I can truly see how these storytellers made you the great one you are today!
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Our ancestors stories are the treasure that keeps on giving. Maybe that's why God created grandmothers:).
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What a way to get your creative juices flowing! I see how you have become so creative in the stories you tell!!
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Wow! It's amazing how many cultures speak of the advantages of having a gentle tongue. The Chinese have a way of showing it. I wonder if we all adopt a gentle way to say "no" that doesn't embarrass or belittle, how many conflicts will cease?
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