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Book trailer for “The Outside Groove” — now available as an e-book!
- PechaKucha Night, November 13, Shelburne Museum, 6 p.m.
- Film role: Uncle Paul in Patrick Burke’s “Where Are We Going?”
- Relaunching “The Outside Groove” as an E-book — Why not?
- Auto Racing–themed YA Novel Now Available as E-book
- An Anecdote Analyzed: Anatomy of a Pep Talk
- The Caffeinated Self
- Singing to Siberia
- Revisiting the Iron Rooster
- Simply Inspired
- An Anecdote Analyzed: “The Name of One’s Cat”
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A blank page or screen can be scary, but a blank map…inspirational! Join me for a presentation about storytelling as world building — in 20 slides at 20 seconds each slide. Here’s more information on the event.
WHEN MY FIRST NOVEL for young readers, The Last Mall Rat, was published in 2003, a pretty famous Vermont author told me that I should promote the hell out of it as fast as I could because, in a few … Continue reading
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Find The Outside Groove on Facebook: “The Outside Groove” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Auto Racing–themed YA Novel Now Available as E-book BURLINGTON, VERMONT — Author Erik Esckilsen is pleased to announce the recent release of The Outside Groove (Houghton … Continue reading
The following describes the structure of a pep talk given recently by the director of a nonprofit center. The occasion: an impending deadline The audience: most of the 50 or so employees working on a project of particular importance to … Continue reading
The graph below was a gift from Mavis Loach, the daughter of some friends who live outside New York City. On a recent visit, after dinner at their home, my friends and I were discussing the generally high quality of … Continue reading
I finally digitized this recording of a long-ago conversation with my traveling companions on the trans-Siberian express in winter 1991. Listen to an audio version with the image at left posted in the “Cowbird” storytelling community. Here’s the same audio … Continue reading
I’d been sitting on a story for 20 years — the story of my life’s greatest adventure so far (outside of getting married and having kids, of course) — when I finally had a good opportunity to tell it. It’s … Continue reading
Thanks to a good friend for sending this amazing video of Japanese women covering a post-punk song from a British group named for corrupt Chinese revolutionaries.
Collected: November 15, 2009, 9:50 a.m. Setting: Golf course Narrator: Male, 45, Caucasian Audience: One Caucasian male, 45 Topic: The name of one’s cat Transition: NA Opening Strategy: The storyteller proclaims the topic of the story with an arresting statement to the effect of “Here’s what I had to … Continue reading