Writing a new story
Greg Morris is another of the story practitioners whose work I follow. So it isn’t just because he posted an excerpt from Soaring on the wings of a story that I’m writing about him here. (Anyway, that post was on another of my blogs, Catching Courage.)
The reason I want to make sure you visit Greg’s site, What’s Your Story?, is that he regularly publishes brief excerpts from an astonishing array of storytelling resources. For example, the June 7, 2010, posting links to articles on “Why Story Trumps Craft”, why those who decry the end of storytelling are misguided, the phenomenon of creative nonfiction, and a lot more.In addition to the regular storytelling updates, Greg offers listings of some excellent resources. Those wanting to learn how storytelling can benefit their businesses and their lives can sign up for consulting sessions or workshops and classes.
The ranks of story practitioners have expanded since the days when I reinvented myself as one. I didn’t even know there was a name for it back then. All I knew was that I was a performing storyteller living too far from audiences, with livestock and a farm to look after—and the accompanying bills to pay.
Annette Simmons was the first bonafide story practitioner whose work I discovered. Now there are a lot more, and we all benefit from the high quality work so many of them do.