DP Daily Prompt:Spinning Yarns

pad2014-s.png (308×60)

What makes a good story teller, in your opinion? Are your favorite story tellers people you know or writers you admire?

 

In my estimation,a good story teller is one who can maintain the attention of his audience till the end of a story.

My favorite story tellers are writers I admire. One of them is Roald Dahl, his stories are meant for children, but adults love them too. One good example is me.

I read many stories written by him, the best one is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The kids I taught were so enthralled by it every day the first thing they said  was , can you  read Charlie and the  chocolate factory?

His other equally fascinating book is ,”James and the Giant Peach.”I think I liked this one more than the kids.

My second favorite author is, Gordon Korman, the titles he chose for his books was extraordinary,l he has the gift. Who wouldn’t be interested if the title was ,”I Want To Go Home”, or “This can’t be happening  at Macdonald Hall.”

Gordon Korman wrote his first book when he was in grade seven, his teacher asked the students to write an essay in class, Gordon wrote ,”This Can’t be happening at Macdonald Hall.” The teacher loved it so much ,he told him to get it published. Scholastics Book Company published it,instantly Gordon became famous.

There are other story writers  I admire, but these two are my favorite!

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/dp-daily-promptspinning-yarns

 

 

365 Writing Prompts: Sorry, I’m busy

Tell us about a time when you should have helped someone but you didn’t.

I do remember someone I know wanted me to help her with some of the translations I’ve done of Tagore’s work, actually she wanted to have them for her son who was working as a story teller somewhere outside North America. I felt I didn’t want her to have them because I wasn’t sure what she intended to do with them.

This is one I can remember,I always do help when I’m asked, I met a new resident in our town she wanted to learn how to make “Ras Gullah”(cheese balls in Syrup) it’s a dessert famous in Bangladesh, I went to her house and showed her how it’s made, whether she tried or not I don’t know.

: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/365-writing-pr…-sorry-im-busy/