From Audience to Zeal: The Workbook
Enhance Your Learning!
Coming along after the original textbook, Laura S. Packer has a new WORKBOOK (at 92 pages!) companion volume to go with the original A to Z book! It’s a journal, it’s a guidebook, it’s a way to move from idea to implementation.
Designed to be a companion volume to “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story,” this workbook contains deep reflections, focused advice, intriguing readings, and active projects that will take your experiences in storytelling and oral communication to the next level. This workbook contains additional materials not found in the book.
Praise for the Workbook!
Laura has created a working text, a highly practical and useful book that is personal, powerful, and poignant. She captures in words and exercises what we need to do and hear. Using it will only improve your work in story. -Kevin Cordi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ohio University Lancaster; International Storytelling SIG Chair, National Council of Teachers of English
Get the Workbook!
You can order the spiral-bound version at this link. You can order the Ebook verison (.pdf) at this link.
Don’t Have the Textbook Yet?
Learn more about this project at this link here.
Hear the Interviews!
Sean Buvala and Laura did a series of interviews about this project. Hear them or read the transcripts at this link now.
Fun @ Mesa Book Festival 2018
Hey Folks! We (were) at the Mesa Book Festival this weekend, Saturday, December 8th, 2018 in downtown Mesa, Arizona. We’ve got a small handful of new books that will make great gifts for the authors, artists, poets, and storytellers in your life. Sean Buvala shows you two of these new books in this short video. PLUS+ we’ve got a simple and fun craft project for kids (and big kids and bigger kids…all y’all) See you this weekend in Mesa! #mesabookfestival2018 #mbf2018 #mesabookfest2018
8-828PM. Cleaning Up at the Mesa Book Festival from Sean Buvala on Vimeo.
Now! You Wake Up One Morning. . .
A prompted journal for creative expression in words and art for kids in the ages (suggested) of 9-13. Get One Here.
You Wake Up One Morning. . .
- . . .and there’s a tiger in the corner of your room.
- . . .everything you wish for comes true.
- . . .you are only 2 inches tall.
What Would YOU do? Create Your Answer in Words and Art!
This journal has dozens of fun prompts all about “waking up one morning” and so many different blank pages just waiting for creative thoughts and art: boxed pages, journal pages, college-ruled, storyboards, graphic-novel style layouts and more!
Choose and Get Started!
Take a look through the prompts and find one that gets your brain-juice flowing. Then find a page that lets you write your thoughts or make your art…whatever you want to do! There are no “right” answers in this journal, no correct way to be creative. Go for it!
Two Styles Available!
You can get the journal in paperback binding or spiral-bound. The spiral-bound uses a sturdy, professional-grade plastic coil binding designed to last. (The spiral-binding is on back order until December 1. Shipments with this binding will be delayed.)
A Great Gift!
Hey Parents, Grandparents and All Caregivers: Give the gift of mind-engaging, screens-down creativity! Take a look at this journal for the growing writer and artist in your world. With plenty of room for self-expression in a size that is backpack-perfect (7×10 inches), you probably have at least one “big kid” somewhere in your life who would love a journal like this.
Compiled by K. Sean Buvala, whose decades of experience in story development, creative expression and on-stage storytelling has taken him throughout the U.S. and Canada. The prompts in this book have been chosen to perfectly fit the fresh “abstract-thinking” mind of the preteen kid.
Also available on Amazon at http://a.co/d/1M0hY13.
New Journal Book: I Am Ready.
New Journal for Creative Writing for Stage and Page!
Your personal tales can have a strong effect on others. Use this lined-journal and the 60 prompts within to discover, create, and preserve new memories that will become stories for your work on the page or on the stage.
- 60 Simple Prompts to Help You Create Important Stories
- Use this blank journal as a tool to recall important life stories.
- Turn those stories into important stories to write or speak.
- Great for spoken-word performers, poets, authors, and storytellers.
- Intended for adults and teens who have a passion for writing and story telling.
Extra Bonus Material!
This journal includes an important session on how to create a story from the bits and pieces you might recall when using this book. Your guide to crafting a story is presented by Sean Buvala, whose work in the art of storytelling has spanned 30 years across the U.S. and Canada. His simple formula will help you develop stories that have impact and meaning to you and those who read or hear your stories.
Get the “I Am Ready” journal today and get started on creating powerful personal narratives for personal growth or public performance.
60 intriguing phrase-based prompts to help you create new stories for speaking and writing. A book for writing in. Each prompt includes two pages of lined journal paper for you to form your stories.
Buy in our secure online store at this link.
ISBN Spiral Bound: 978-19447408999
Storytelling Will Never Die Out
“Storytelling will never die out. It has a glowing future because of its rich past.” (-Connie Regan-Blake) from our Storyteller’s Journal #1. Come take a look at our write-in journal with quotes about storytelling and storytellers.
Storytelling Creates A World….
Another quote from our new “Storyteller’s Journal #1.”
The graphic reads:
“I think you should know that sound, eye contact, energy
level, expressions, body language and content create
a world. Out of balance they create a half place,
one so awkward the listeners’ attention may wander away.”
The quote was contributed by Angela R. Hunt.
Storytelling is the Most Intimate of Communication Forms.
We’ll be creating a series of quote graphics from our new “Storyteller’s Journal 1.” Here’s the first.
New: Storyteller’s Journal #1
The Write-In Journal for the Oral Storyteller
Storyteller, who are you? What should you know? What is your place in the world’s oral storytelling traditions?
Dozens of Thought-Provoking Comments and Questions
We asked oral storytellers from around the world to answer the question, “What should storytellers know about the art and craft of storytelling?” You’ll find many of their responses in this write-in journal. In addition to the 30+ comments and 20 focused questions, you’ll find some blank pages for you to generate your own thoughts and ideas.
The Benefits of Journal Writing for Kids
“Should I encourage my kids to keep a journal?”
. There are many other benefits of journaling. Here are a few:
In these days of too much screen time, a journal can help your kids find some balance in their communication choices. Journal writing is an incredible activity for kids. It’s especially good for young people that have a hard time expressing things orally or those that are reluctant to write as a “school assignment.” Some of the kids also prefer to remain a bit more private, since they are not comfortable saying their feelings out loud. That may be because they feel that their feelings and thoughts are not that important and they should not be shared openly. A journal comes in this scenario to help them find their creative voice