“Are you trying to decide…?”

-“Are you trying to decide between two workshops?”

-“I really appreciated what you said on the panel.”

-[At reception] “Do you mind if I just put my beer here?”

-[Reading name tag] “Hello, Tom.”

    …Four ways to start a conversation with a fellow conference-goer

-Throwbacks coming back: Unedited storytelling, knitting, fermentation

-Child adoption statistics: Where, who, and why around the U.S., a data journalism story

-My memoir about Science Olympiad and snow days in clickable essay form

      …Three story ideas I generated this weekend

    …Two fragments of a conversation

-“A Short List is made from your experience or research or daily life.
You read it out loud for about 60 seconds and then tell us at the
end what the list WAS. It’s a story, with the title at the end.”

      …One explanation Jay Allison gives of his concept

A list of Short Lists inspired by  NarrativeArc: Storytelling journalism goes digital

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2 Comments

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2 responses to ““Are you trying to decide…?”

  1. Harry

    I’ve read this twice now and I’m thinking that it would be a cool exercise to do this on a daily basis–what a great tool to keep thoughts in one place so that they can be developed or cooked!

  2. lnyhome

    I agree with Harry about the exercise, and believe I too will try this out. Just wanted to thank you for the inspiration. I enjoy your posts.

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