30 December 2010

The Power of Stories

If language may be understood as a form of power, then telling stories is one of the most exciting ways of exercising that power. 

Telling a story is not only an act of power; it is also a gift. A gift you share and give to others.

Telling stories is discovering who you are, where you stand in the world. It is a process of self-discovery and self-knowledge. It is a process of telling the world who you are and the world you come from.

Chimamanda Adichie is a writer with strong feelings about telling stories. Listen to her here below:

Storybird is perhaps one of my favourite story telling tools. As with so many other tools, you need to sign up before creating your stories. You can also read other stories which have been created and shared on Storybird if you feel you would like to see the endless possibilities that Storybird lets you create. 

Below I include a short video which may inspire you to explore Storybird:

Storybird Quick Tour from Storybird on Vimeo.

I would love to read your stories - leave me a comment and I will happily read any story you write.

Every story is special. Every story takes a life of its own.

What stories have you got to tell?

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