Tag Archives: Storytelling

A bold statement of what we know


Lately I’ve been thinking about myths and legends, which have generally been regarded as fables designed to teach – or worse, instill fear in children to keep them safe – ¬†as more than moralistic messages. I’m not talking so much … Continue reading

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A weaver of dreams


I am a teller of stories, a weaver of dreams. I can dance, sing, and in the right weather I can stand on my head. I know seven words of Latin, I have a little magic, and a trick or … Continue reading

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Writing prompt: storytellers


One of my favourite teachers as a child was Graeme Early. Graeme was a primary school teacher, but also a musician. I’d just turned six years old when I met him. I was a frightened little redhead in a new … Continue reading

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Bigfoot hoaxers as storytellers


Last night I watched a documentary on Bigfoot. The scientist in me says that Bigfoot (and his cousins the Yowie, Yeti, Sasquatch etc) is folklore and there is no substance to claims of its existence. The little girl in me … Continue reading

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10 things readers have in common


This morning I was reading a review of The book thief (Markus Zukas). The reviewer read the book based on recommendations from his friends who all said they loved it. Unfortunately the reviewer could find no reason to keep reading … Continue reading

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