Watch the video below from the film “Smoke”, based on the short story Auggie’s Story.
This is a great example of how to tell a story. Note that the actors are just sitting at a table. There is no action going on, it is just pure 100% storytelling.
Auggie, the one speaking, immediately draws you in by setting the place, time of year, and characters in his anecdote. Bringing your reader into the world of the story is a crucial piec eof storytelling that often gets overlooked in favor of action or exposition.
Once the scene is set, Auggie is able to launch into telling the action of the story, made even more memorable because the reader can now see the world in which the anecdote takes place.
This is a very basic approach to storytelling and incredibly refreshing in its simplicity.
Click the link below, or watch the video in the post below!
Classic example of basic storytelling
What a big day in the world of literature!
Today is the National Education Association’s Read Across America Day, as well as Dr. Seuss’ birthday and the release of Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax” movie in theaters!
Go read a book – preferably by Dr. Suess!
On my Facebook Page, I am asking what your favorite moment from the Harry Potter series is.
Leave a comment on Facebook or here!
Being a complete Literature nerd for a moment, I would like to introduce you to The Great Gatsby Game. This was created by a few Fitzgerald lovers as a fake Nintendo Game.
It is a fun game, and it is free! If you are currently reading The Great Gatsby in high school, I strongly recommend checking out the game.
Welcome to the Wild West Egg!