How to be a Great Storyteller
by Jane Turner Goldsmith “Get him up the tree; throw rocks at him; get him down”. So runs the formula for the classic story, also known as the three-act play structure or the ‘narrative arc’ of a story. All the ingredients of a satisfying story are here: conflict, challenge, resolution. If you think about it, […]
Writing is Good For You – Isn’t It?
By Jane Turner-Goldsmith In the late 80s, psychologist James Pennebaker posed the question: ‘why do people throughout the world seek to tell their stories?’ In his original study, participants were asked to reflect on their deepest thoughts and feelings about a traumatic event. They then had to write for 15 to 20 minutes per day, […]