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Tell a Story!
A Guide to Storytelling

By Aaron Shepard

Reproduced in full from the booklet first published by
Simple Productions, Arcata, California, 1990

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Copyright © 1990, 1996 by Aaron Shepard. May be freely copied and shared for any noncommercial purpose as long as no text is altered or omitted.

You can tell a story! And the more you do, the better you’ll be. So don’t be shy, take a chance, make the plunge, show your stuff, shift your gears, set the stage, brave the storm, lift your sights—but, whatever you do, TELL A STORY!


  1. Finding Your Story

  2. Preparing Your Story

  3. Telling Your Story

  4. Final Hints