Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group (June 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
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I have loved Jo Carson's work for some time -- uplifting, enriching, energizing, transformative. This latest book offers all of that -- and more.....much more! Here you are offered an opportunity to see INSIDE the story-weaving, to explore deeply what story means in your life, your family, your community, the world.,...how we can learn from and be transformed through our stories. Plus, it's an absolutely engaging, entertaining, wonderful read....the kind of book where you're having so much fun reading it that the learning happens without effort!I'd strongly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the following: storytelling, education, family and community dynamics, creative ways to promote peace and learning, writing, acting, building stronger communities, communication, parenting, enjoying life more deeply....
We all think we can tell a story. But Jo Carson not not only TELLS a story, but also teaches us the how and why of it, as well. This book teaches and entertains and enlightens....shines a light on the magic that words can do. But be open to learning in other realms, as well. She gets right down to the ATOMS of the story!I highly recommend this to anyone who loves words and magic and the crafting of stories.
What really makes a good story? "Spider Speculations: A Physics and Biophysics of Storytelling" is a collection of writings from Jo Carson seeking to answer those questions and dive into the bare science of storytelling. The dissection will intrigue and inform readers, and grant them many a tip on improving their own writing, through understanding the audience, much like a cook would benefit from knowing who he is cooking for. "Spider Speculations" contains invaluable advice for writers, granting it an enthusiastic recommendation.
IF you plan to learn how to tell stories to groups, this book is invaluable! Jo Carson is an amazing writer and has done incredible research for this book. Loads of help for our senior volunteer story telling group.
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