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A JOURNEY OF STORYTELLING?

Updated on April 18, 2011

Without storytelling we would not have history as we know it today.  Early storytellers told of great encounters that they had by painting and scratching them on walls of caves or rocks, wood, ivory, clay tablets, skins, silk and other textiles.

There are thousands of different languages and dialects in the world today and each began as a storytelling to communicate.  Storytelling brought with it the power of Curiosity---Imagination which led to Invention. 

Many times oral stories were committed to memory and then passed from generation to generation. We still use this method today as we sit around the dinner table. Yes, everyone has a story to tell and Everyone's life is a story.

Homer's great epics created stories long before the Greeks developed a credible, lasting alphabet.

This journey that we have now at our finger tips is in my opinion--incredible. Yes indeed right here on Hubpages we meet and learn from so many people that pass on their thoughts, stories and information that makes our days shine much brighter on a rainy day. Yet, these talented people whom we will most likely never meet around this crowded world---we somehow know them in our Imagination.

Storytelling can be both positive and negative. In today's world there are many tools that can be used either way.Television and other media's are good examples of how easily positive and negative effects can be told through an event, movie or song. Sorting some of these out is sometimes difficult for our young and others.

I was one of the fortunate ones, as I have mentioned before in previous Hubs, my Cajun grandfather who could neither read or write taught me many lessons of life with the only tool he had---storytelling.    (My Mentor)

The technology that is out there today for us to draw on, is fantastic and we all enjoy it. Times are changing very fast in our world of communication, we now simply send a letter via-email, book stores are now going digital, reading and listening devices are now the norm.

THE POWER OF STORYTELLING CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL---USE IT WISELY!

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      Don A. Hoglund 6 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Storytellers are often with us in the most unexpected forms.I have a nephew who is a blue collar worker, has no pretensions to being an "intellectual" does not write that I know of.However, when he is in the mood he can spin a story, joke or idea in a marvelous way that he is not even conscious of doing.

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      dahoglund, I think people like your nephew are really special in the fact that it comes naturally. It is like a person that can play a instrument with a feeling and can not read music. It's a gift?

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very Nice Ginn! Up and useful.

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      Will, it is obvious that you have this gift of being a GREAT storyteller. thanks

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      Another great huband you certainly have the gift of story telling.

      Thank you for sharing and take care,

      Eiddwen.

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      John Young 6 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      Ginn, I liked this angle. Good job

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      Thanks Eiddwen, every life is a story.

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      JY it seems that we will many times remember a story but not a lecture?

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      Fay Paxton 6 years ago

      You do some pretty good storytelling yourself, Ginn. The wisest man I've ever known was my Grandfather. He could neither read nor write...but a pint of moonshine and a little moonlight could get you the best story in the world.

      voted up/beautiful

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      Jed Fisher 6 years ago from Oklahoma

      Agreed, story telling is very powerful and must be used wisely.

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      Fay yes, I too thought that all those wonderful stories that happened to my grandfathers cousin-LEON where true and it was a long time later when I realized that there was--NO COUSIN LEON.

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      Jed, yet one can't help wondering and using a little white-lie here and there to spice it up a bit. (I'll just call it CAJUN--HUMOR.)???

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Hi Ginn yes we are all unique in our differing ways. Hubpages is a learning tool for writers even without them realising it. Being an oral storyteller and a written one require different skills. Attending a local writers group is a great way of enhancing one's skills and an enjoyable night out. Wise words as always. Cheers.

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      Nancy's Niche 6 years ago

      And you Ginn are a wonderful storyteller. I always look forward to reading your hubs...

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      Hey attempted-Humor,I agree Hubpages is a great platform to learn from yet that being said --in my opionion the best storytellers and writers are the ones that never attended a writers group. Fiction stories have proven this fact for they do not have to follow the RULES--it comes from within.

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      Ginn Navarre 6 years ago

      Thanks Nancy,storytellers wrote history in many ways.

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      attemptedhumour 6 years ago from Australia

      Hi Ginn i'm not very skilled at story writing, and never will be, so the writer's group is just a place to interact with other writers. Most good writers are born with those skills, writing is just a hobby for me, a very creative, enjoyable one. Cheers

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      chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

      Hurrah for the storytellers...where would we be without them? It's great that you write about the art of storytelling and its place in our lives and the role of your grandfather. I love stories and can't get enough of them - be they the truth or fiction.

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      Ginn Navarre 5 years ago

      chspublish thanks, we would not have history without those storytellers and throw in a few white-lies and they will always be remembered.

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      David Warren 5 years ago from Nevada

      Hello Ginn, If not for stories life would indeed be boring. GReat hub! Thank you!

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      Ginn Navarre 5 years ago

      Hey David yes indeed,as I was taught many times about lifes up and downs by my Cajun Grandfather whom could neither read or write, it was those stories that I rememberd. Thanks

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