LIFE STORIES 

OF THE RICH !

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US !

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  Introducing The Story Sharing Game 

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Simple Version Of The Game
You Can Play Without The Lessons  

START BY CHOOSING SAMPLE SHORT STORY

Before playing the Game one player acts as facilitator and chooses a short sample story from the free online story collections below.  Pick a story as short as one line up to 1000 words (or two pages).  Choose a true story (or a fiction story) that you think will inspire the other players to remember true little stories from their own lives.   

STORY COLLECTIONS

 

Memoirs by adults of all ages and teens (accepts new ones): 

www.sixwordmemoirs.com/

Teen memoirs:    

www.teenink.com/nonfiction/memoir

18 Essay-length adult memoirs:    

 www.bookriot.com/short-memoirs  

True 100-word stories to Reader’s Digest:      

www.rd.com/article/100-word-stories/

100s of 50-word stories (accepts new ones):  

www.fiftywordstories.com/tag/twist/

100s of 100-word stories:       

www.100wordstory.org/

Stories of less than 1000 words:     

www.1000wordshortstories.tumblr.com/   

Stories by well-known writers:  

www.theshortstory.co.uk/resources/free-short-stories/

There is no connection between the sites above and this site except a love of storytelling.  You can use stories from other sources.

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HOW LONG DOES A GAME TAKE ?  

(2 - 3) Players Can Complete A Game In An Hour

 If Following Guidelines & Time Limits Below  

THE STORY SHARING GAME HAS (4) STAGES

2)  COMING UP WITH YOUR STORY  (15 minutes) 

Players have silent period to outline their stories.  

(It’s OK if player changes their story idea.)

3)  SHARING YOUR STORIES  (15 minutes) 

Each player is given 4  minutes to orally share their story, followed by a comment round by the other players.   ONE COMMENT allowed per player.   NO DISCUSSIONS !   Thoughts are shared, not analyzed.

 

  (PERFORM your story as a StoryTeller !  Costumes, props, different voices OK !)  

4)  SCORING YOUR STORIES  (15 minutes) 

Score each other’s stories using (10) questions that will surprise you !  Crown the most engaging StoryTeller !  (At least for this session ! )   SCORING QUESTIONS

1)  INSPIRATION  (15 minutes) 

  1. Players start the Game by reading the sample story aloud.

  2. Each players makes ONE COMMENT about the story.   NO DISCUSSION AMONG PLAYERS!

  3. Each player shares ONE LINE about what they think the story is about (it’s theme), which are listed to look at.  NO DISCUSSION!  (If only two players, each shares two ideas for themes.)

  4. Using the list of themes as inspiration, players each share a ONE LINE description of a  real live memory they want to shape their story around.  

THE GAME SOUNDS SIMPLE ENOUGH !

THE LESSONS turn the Story Sharing Game into a self-guiding course in personal self-development that will grow your creative and problem-solving abilities and interests.  The fast paced TV-game-show-like structure turns the sharing of spoken personal stories into a fun artistic challenge, while providing a unique platform for open, surprising, and protected exchanges between players.

SO WHAT'S WITH PAGES AND PAGES

OF LESSONS ?

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