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Welcome to Story Barrio! Make yourself at home 🙂

STORY BARRIO = STORY REPOSITORY + STORY SPICE

STORY BARRIO = stories for teaching  + how to craft them 

 


STORY REPOSITORY

We search for stories and we are lucky to find them. More often than not, they find us!

These stories often need a loving touch before they are ready to use for teaching, training or presentation purposes (in our case, mainly teaching and mainly English as a foreign language). So we give them an editing cuddle. They may be half-baked lessons but the stories themselves are ready to reach you.

When a story is good to go, we post it on Story Barrio (flagged, surprise surprise, as STORY ). We add some background info so you can make good friends with the story and deep dive.

Then it is over to you – take the story, give it your own kisses and hugs, and use it in your teaching, training or presentations.

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STORY SPICE

We refuse to rest on the laurels. We dread the prospect of turning self-compalcent and smug about our story creating skills. So we make time to learn about the art of story, narrative and plot writing.

Whatever we learn, we share in the Barrio. All the posts flagged as SPICE are capsules of story creation wisdom we get to stumble upon.

So, look at the SPICE sections as evidence of our learning and a log of our exploration of the story architecture.

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