Posts Tagged "storytelling"


I recently posted about obituaries, so the living dead is, of course, the next step, right? Have you ever watched a horror movie? Yes, probably, okay. Have you ever watched a horror movie with me? In general I am a terrible movie friend. I point out the plot inaccuracies, I’m really good at detecting mistakes in continuity, and when super sappy things happen in romantic comedies and everyone else is going “Le sigh,”...

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What Will Your Obituary Say?

What Will Your Obituary Say?


Posted By on May 14, 2014

I saved this obituary from last summer┬ábecause it’s such a great example of someone’s life story being told in a captivating way when most other such announcements lend themselves more toward a simple rundown of facts and figures. The Typical Obituary John Smith. 1967-2014. Survived by loving wife, three children, ten grandchildren, and two beloved dogs. Smith served in the Army for five years, then worked 30 at the local...

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The Twilight of Storytelling

The Twilight of Storytelling


Posted By on Jun 28, 2013

I like to have the TV on when I work from home because it makes me feel like I’m not alone. Weird, much? Usually I watch HGTV or DIY, but the other day – for kicks and giggles – I was watching the second Twilight movie. Eclipse, I think? The one where the vampires leave town and Bella is angsty. I’ve seen all of the movies once before, and, while they’re bad – quite bad – I won’t say...

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