Revisiting tales as characters | finding hidden dimensions

By Limor Shiponi G’s homework was: tell Rapunzel repeatedly as it would be told by each of the characters in the first person. He came back a week later and told me all the characters’ versions of the story. These were G’s understandings following the assignment: Not all the characters are aware of the entire plot. That was surprising to …

Storytelling workshop follow-up | Good reasons for a name

By Limor Shiponi Aragorn, Pendragon and Baratheon | good reasons for a name The idea The premise for this workshop was “Things happen to characters for a reason. It’s not that anything can happen to any character, including its name.” The idea for such a workshop arrived from two different directions: watching young people play role games and teaching copywriting …

Character Development

By Limor Shiponi There are many ways to help storytellers develop characters in stories. Most of those ways involve using characteristics – physical, vocal, props, costumes. What I search for within a character is its character – as in true nature. The true nature of a character is not determined only by its characteristics but through revealing the way the character meets …