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The Storyteller's Way

A Sourcebook for Confident Storytelling

Ashley Ramsden and Sue Hollingsworth

240 pp.  
7 3/8" x 9"

Hawthorn Press


Published:  March 2013


This book enables the realization of one's potential as a storyteller. The authors believe that everyone can tell a story, but to tell it well requires a certain set of skills. Whether one is just starting out or wants to develop storytelling expertise, this book is an essential guide. This guidebook can be used to tell stories for entertainment, teaching, coaching, healing, or making meaning.

Included here is a wealth of stories, exercises, questions, tips, and insights to guide the reader along the path of storytelling, offering time-tested and trusted ways to improve one's skills, break through blocks, and become a confident storyteller.

Ashley and Sue share the trials and triumphs of their personal storytelling journeys and what it means to be a storyteller today.


  • Starting out and First Steps–Nuts and Bolts
  • The Basics and Beyond
  • The Senses
  • Rhythm and Repetition
  • Polarities
  • Temperaments
  • Thresholds
  • Dynamics
  • Gestures
  • Gazes
  • Relating
  • Silence
  • Levels of Language
  • Voice
  • The Deeper Current–Self-Development and Storytelling
  • Quotes
  • Stories
  • Tips
  • Exercises
  • Examples
  • Resources

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