The function of telling your story

000248The advantage of using a good storyteller in your work
The following words from ‘The Art of the Storyteller’ by Beverley Mathias, say it all:

“Storytellers are the direct medium between the story and the audience, able to change pace, alter or explain a difficult point, dramatize or play down an event, according to the needs of those listening.”

I will use stories to …
bring issues into the open,
raise questions and
expand your listener’s understanding.

I tell stories to …
extend your audiences’ thoughts on real or imagined worlds,
stimulate your listeners’ creative imagination,
create an appetite for words, and
introduce the shared activity of storytelling – from author or teller to audience”.

Stories ‘travel’ in books, vids. and podcasts but more effectively, in person, so get ready to share tales face-to-face.

I’ll help you
I welcome all new opportunities to author, illustrate and use stories at events and informal get-togethers. Contact me and tell me about your intended audience – their age range, interests and listening experience.

Grant’s a natural. I wouldn’t hesitate booking him for any storytelling” (Graham Langley)

“Thank you for the beneficial effect your course has had on the whole of the administration department. The staff are more committed and positive in their approach to their daily tasks, the whole atmosphere in the department has improved 1000%” — Ms.K.C. Cole, Head of Admin / Systems Manager, Washwood Heath School, Birmingham.

See also:
BookBod Storytelling
Whose Book Is It Anyway

The lines behind my brow

The lines behind my brow


The lines behind my brow
Fizzed then – and how,
As strong as these same lines do here and now.

Equally global for needling cloth together…
Phat’n’ phunky and grouped into 8’s, 3’s, 24’s or ‘mores’ for the back-ends of electric wire connects…
Wrapped co-axially for unbelievable power communication cross cultures…
Bent in Spring to drive time pieces…
Soldered and Pumping multi-message…
Readying the Suburban Universe of Interactive TV Jockeys…
Putting an equal foot on your stairs for Tribal grit…
Totally Trashing the growth in forest devastation…
Aiding Fusion of the F1ip Resource…

Holding back and holding in …
I place my finger
Like a pin,
On random lines
Not on the web
But running round
Within my head.

Cloud archive part-rescued of the ‘Nine Tenets of Tomlinson & Jesse’ – a collection of nearly 200 original drawings first on public exhibition in 1996 as part of “The World’s Longest Artist’s book”.