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6 Key Differences Between Storytelling and Writing – by Gordon Long…

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

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Lately I’ve been working on a project recording people’s personal stories and editing them for publication.

While creating these transformations, I have gained a new appreciation for the difference between a work told by a storyteller to a live audience and something written by an author for the reading public.

Storytellers who want to write their stories down run into so many problems because some elements of the storyteller’s art just don’t translate to written form.

Since the ability to tell a story is one of the key items in every writer’s toolbox, we all tend to slip into storyteller tricks.

Watch out for this slippage; often it doesn’t work.

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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