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Storyteller's Start-Up Book

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Offers tips for beginning storytellers on getting started, collecting stories, networking with other storytellers, and deciding on a performance style.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published February 3rd 2006 by August House Publishers (first published September 25th 1993)
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Great intro book to storytelling and how to pick the stories you want to read. Didn't really like the twelve tellable tales in the back, except for "Yonjwa Seeks a Bride," as it involved wrestling for your bride and the imagery was amusing. It will definitely be a good addition to my professional collection.
May 01, 2012 Marti rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This is a more informal storyteller's informational book.

Chapter 1: Your Place in Tradition. This chapter talks about different types of storytellers, esp. in different cultures. There is mention of ancient stories and how they've survived and evolved.

Chapter 2: Learning the Story in One Hour. There are different tips for learning stories in this chapter.

Chapter 3: Performing the Story. There are tips to use during the performance, including questions to ask yourself to help evaluate how you'
This is a great introductory book on storytelling for a couple reasons. To start, it's accessible. Secondly, while it doesn't go into much depth, it ends most chapters with a bibliography, often annotated. While someone could quickly outgrow the text, the bibliographies would remain a useful resource.
Debbie Armbruster
A good guide for beginning storytelling. MacDonald writes clearly and from a very solid foundation. She incorporates well-known tropes and international tales, and her positive message, that anyone can develop into a great storyteller, comes through.
Jul 06, 2015 Lexi marked it as to-buy-or-borrow
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Reading a couple of excerpts from this book for a class whetted my appetite to read the whole thing.
Older, but timeless for storytellers! Great suggestions as well as fabulous tales to start with in the back.
A very practical and handy introductory text for those interested in starting storytelling.
Contains some very useful information on the art of storytelling.
really great for learning how to do storytelling.
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