Listened to good ass radio, pitched my story to Nick Van Der Kolk, who makes good ass radio, found the focus of my story while pitching it (I’m profiling an ex-gang muralist who survived in prison thanks to his skills at painting), took an unflattering smug photo, and still managed to buy zines about biking and 8th grade goths.
It’s officially Saturday, our 2nd day of the workshop…and I’m barely blogging due to no internet access!
I’m still a bit all over the place on my pitch of “Can we be our own psychologist?, as there are many ways I can go. Today I hope to share some ideas with the “bosses” Adriana and Sylvia, so I can better plan for my piece.
Something I am very excited about is using various tools to tell the story…now to delete some tracks on soundcloud since I’m almost all out of time…literally. Did you know Soundcloud gives you 2 hours of “time” for a basic account? So pay for a premium account or make a new account using an old email?!
Hope everyone had a great weekend! Looking forward to getting to know you all and your stories a bit more today. :)
One storytellers first step.
Why apply for a workshop on story telling?
- To take a risk. I saw the application and simply thought “why not?”
- To be a better person. After the first day of the workshop, I realized just how much I have yet to learn about life. Diversity does make room for an open mind.
- To expand a skill. Telling a story may seem the like the most natural ability, but - at least for me - it is a skill that must be cultivated.
- Lastly, radio is hip. Yes, I said hip.
And that is all there is to it.