Archive for story telling

First : About Truth 101

Posted in truth 101 with tags , , on 16/01/2012 by mujo

I’m going in a new direction in 2012. Perhaps it’s already evident in the first couple of posts this year …

No more advice.

No more wisdom.

No more preaching.

I’m not sure what that all means, but what I’m left holding are snippets of my life with a story telling spin.

Not always funny.

Not always pleasant.

But real (ish).

It is what it is.

(And the irony of giving it a classroom-sounding title hasn’t been lost on me. Cheers.)

Story 3 : To story or not to story.

Posted in writing with tags , , , , , , , on 26/07/2011 by mujo

I don’t believe in right and wrong – at least not in creative endeavour. A much more useful concept is cause and effect.

Let me illustrate.

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Story 2 : Why the hell is it?

Posted in writing with tags , , , , , , , on 20/06/2011 by mujo

We are hard wired story telling machines.

We’d like to change this – but we can’t.

Experiment with this one: next time someone asks you how your day was, tell them EVERY detail. Every movement, every posture, every thought, EVERY SINGLE THING. Continue reading

Story 1 : What the hell is it?

Posted in writing with tags , , , , on 06/06/2011 by mujo

So much has been written on the subject of story, and it seems so little actually said. The simplest definition is also the most profound. Though going on to explain this definition could fill volumes.

So … what is it?

Story = beginning + middle + end.

Full stop.

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