Storytelling in Front of a Live Audience


Storyteller Melanie Hamlett discusses the techniques of spoken word performance as well as her primary source material – an adventurous life fueled by insatiable curiosity.

In the near future, look for her book SEX WITH CLOWNS.

Referenced in the episode:

Melanie’s Blog
Links to some of Melanie’s stories
Melanie’s story about a night with a South American clown
Her story about pursuing a “sexy Jesus”
Melanie’s Tumbler
The Moth

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More about this show, for new listeners:

In The Narrative Breakdown, Cheryl Klein, James Monohan, and other guest co-hosts discuss storytelling tips and techniques of interest to any writer, student, or fan of quality creative writing, screenwriting, playwriting, fan fiction, English literature, etc. Each episode, Cheryl and James draw upon their respective experiences in publishing and filmmaking to analyze popular novels, movies, plays, television shows, short stories, and song lyrics. Featuring various co-hosts and writers, as well as material from Cheryl Klein’s book ‘Second Sight’ and James’ iPhone / iPad app ‘The Storyometer.’



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