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10/13/2016

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Elizabeth Wunsch

Your words have painted a beautiful log entry. Eloquent, alive and a joy to read. Thank you for sharing.

Chantel

I agree with you about stories being alive and loved your blog!

Sally Borg

Love your writing, your love of storytelling really shines through. Great thoughts about the words we choose!

Nirit Simon

Great essay! This course in storytelling has really helped me to focus on imagery and to include concrete and tangible examples in my stories. My tendency is to focus on ideas and feelings. Now I am learning how powerful it is to appeal to the five senses. By the way, I had no idea that Little Red Riding Hood's red cape is a symbol of burgeoning sexuality! All this time, I thought it was a cautionary tale urging girls to stay away from wolves. (oh, wow!)

Myranette Robinson

This post does show that words do matter. I was told a long time ago that you can tell someone anything you want as long as you choose the words correctly. This post proves it!

Pamela Spence

Genevieve,
You are both a great writer and story teller. Very impressive post. Words in a language, communication and meanings, are parts of our personal expressions and stories. In our class I have been amazed how our classmates demonstrate their "true self" through the words they say and how they use them.

Mike Blackstone

A very thoughtful piece, Elizabeth. I took away the great distinction between the ordinary telling of facts and the magical method of using living language. One leaves us informed but unimpressed, the other leaves our senses satisfied at the deeper levels of appreciation.

If we want to influence our listeners at the conscious AND subconscious, you tell us use the richness of full sensory language. Thank you!!!

Mike Blackstone

I am so sorry, Genevieve, to get your name wrong, and, lol, I can't delete or edit. Please forgive. My corrected version is below:

A very thoughtful piece, Genevieve. I took away the great distinction between the ordinary telling of facts and the magical method of using living language. One leaves us informed but unimpressed, the other leaves our senses satisfied at the deeper levels of appreciation.

If we want to influence our listeners at the conscious AND subconscious, you tell us use the richness of full sensory language. Thank you!!!

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