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Read These Legendary Reddit Comment Threads

“Reddit, what is a legendary comment thread that everyone should read?” With this question, redditor myawesomeself opened the floor for the development of a Canon of Great Comment Threads. Some happened on Reddit, some on blogs, some on the Bodybuilding Forum. Here the top picks from this grand convocation.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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What to Do When Your Funny Story Isn’t Funny

I’m a terrible storyteller. With enough keyboard time I can turn a personal experience into a passable narrative, but in person I fall to pieces. Whenever I try to share a “funny story,” even if I’ve tried following Lifehacker’s storytelling tips, I see my audience’s faces freeze into a rictus as my story reaches its…Read […]

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Use a Placeholder in Your Writing to Keep From Getting Stuck

Sometimes the hardest part about writing isn’t finding ideas or knowing how to begin, it’s maintaining a flow so you actually finish what you started. It’s not quite total writer’s block since you’re already on the move, but a writer’s road block, if you will. This trick that Star Trek: The Next Generation staff…Read more… […]

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Never Start a Story With the Weather, and Other Rules for Better Storytelling

Being a good storyteller can improve your presentations at work, boost your social skills, and make you more likable in general. But it’s not an ability that comes naturally to everyone. If you’re not sure how to go about telling stories that captivate an audience, these simple dos and don’ts will give you a good…Read […]

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How to Shape a Story, According to Famous Writers

Stories have shapes. Any story you tell works best if you recognize its shape, then strengthen that shape. This applies to a story of any length, whether you’re putting in your 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month 2017, or honing your favorite party anecdote, or even marketing something, including yourself.…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Why Everyone Seems to Know the Same Urban Legends

You know that creepy urban legend you heard about that thing in your town? Yeah, someone is probably telling that very same story in another part of the country right now. Here’s why everybody seems to know the same spooky stories, no matter where they are.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Nine Spooky Podcasts Guaranteed to Frighten You

It’s that special time of year again when everyone is looking for a good scary story. And though podcasts more often conjure up the images of gentle interviews with creative types and soothing NPR voices, more shows are moving into the territory of old-school radio plays, producing unsettling (and addictive) stories…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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How to Tell a Story, with Alan Alda & The Moth’s Catherine Burns 

This week, Alan Alda and The Moth’s Catherine Burns join us to talk about storytelling. What makes a good story? What makes a good storyteller? How can we use storytelling to communicate better, to sell people on our ideas, to make people like us?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Tell a Story, with Alan Alda & The Moth’s Catherine Burns 

This week, Alan Alda and The Moth’s Catherine Burns join us to talk about storytelling. What makes a good story? What makes a good storyteller? How can we use storytelling to communicate better, to sell people on our ideas, to make people like us?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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