Adventures in Storytelling

a blog

Periodically Julie writes blog posts about the connections of storytelling and life.  Sometimes there will be prompts to help you write a piece of your own story.  Remember, we are the authors of our own stories.  No one else can tell them for us.

Dreams Do Come True

 This is an update/revision of a blog I wrote back in 2012. In the Beginning               In the spring of 1969 as I filled out applications for teaching jobs, a difficult question for an eager young teacher-to-be to answer, “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” needed a special answer.  I loved my student…

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Researching Personal Stories

Researching Personal Stories Researching Personal Stories, say what?  Don’t you just tell what happened? Well, you can, but it’s not going to be the best story you’ve ever told.  Researching a personal story can be a fun and surprisingly interesting experience. For years I refused to tell personal stories because I thought my life was…

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The Thing about Poetry

Stories can be long meandering works of prose.  Details, of course, make the story interesting, bring it to life.  But how do you find a story’s bones, the core of its being? Take, for instance, the Scottish folktale of Janet and Tam Lin.  It’s a story I fell in love with the first time I…

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