February 16, 2011

Roundtable Stories: The Rules

Posted in Collaboration tagged at 10:05 am by Rebecca Hein

The first and best rule of roundtable storytelling is fun. Thus there’s no standard.

The object is to be as fanciful or silly as possible, and none of the rules of good writing apply. The group can invent as many characters and plots as they wish within one story. Sidetracks and flashbacks can be as long and wordy as the teller desires. Setting and character development can be ignored.

The point is to keep your narrative going with as much freedom and forward motion as possible.

Next: How does roundtable storytelling stimulate the imagination?

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