I like projects.
I enjoy pointing out skills, traits, knowledge sets or the like that I lack and want to develop and finding practical, fun, realistic ways to develop them as best I can — in small, attainable steps.
I love storytelling.
I want to be a better, more captivating, more experienced storyteller. I also bought a house back in December and was hunting a more original way to christen it.
With that in mind, a couple Saturdays ago, I introduced Story Shuffle to a dozen friends, mostly a cohort of former colleagues from my college newspaper days. It’s something of a themed, first-person storytelling event with lots of tasty food.
Every few months, I hope to help coordinate such an event, at my home or others, in which everyone comes prepared with a 5-15 minute story based around a common theme — the order of which are chosen randomly with a shuffled deck of cards. The first theme was ‘Beginnings,’ and featured 10 stories.
After each session, I’ll be posting once a day the audio of all those stories told that night. (Grab the RSS feed here).
I’ll also occasionally post storytelling tips or videos I come across and perhaps other recorded stories I come across or record.
The point, of course, being the beauty of storytelling from anyone.