1. Stories Have No Secrets

    “…the secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the...

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  2. A Story is Like a House

    “A story is not like a road to follow … it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered...

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  3. Digital Storytelling

    I stumbled upon this great resource for digital storytelling from the BBC. “Without a good narrative to guide your audience, they won’t be captivated enough to stay with you and watch or listen to your content. We hear from producers, scriptwriters and directors working across drama and factual about how...

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  4. The Story of Hope

    An excerpt from Maya Angelou’s 1993 Inaugural Poem provides a glimpse into the timeless and tenacious story of hope. “Lift up your faces, you have a piercing need For this bright morning dawning for you. History, despite its wrenching pain, Cannot be unlived, and if faced With courage, need not...

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  5. New Narratives Needed about Inequality

    “If everything you know about a group is a collection of negative statistics, then there’s no way that you can tell the stories of people from that group—and stories are crucial to inspiring positive change,” said Trabian Shorters. Shorters was speaking to a group of nearly 300 people had gathered...

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