Can you captivate the audience throughout your entire story, having them cling to your every word in unbridled anticipation until you reach the final climactic clincher?

I always have trouble with the clicher, the ending. I can create great build-up and suspense, but I just can't end a story well. Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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Are you a good story teller?
Can you captivate the audience throughout your entire story, having them cling to your every word in unbridled anticipation until you reach the final climactic clincher?

I always have trouble with the clicher, the ending. I can create great build-up and suspense, but I just can`t end a story well.


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17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 8:38:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I am not a very good story teller.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 8:46:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sometimes. A glass or two of wine makes a HUGE difference, though.

doesn't it always, though?

17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 8:47:20 PM EST (GMT-5)
I get to bored and lose intrest.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 8:48:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd like to think I am, but sometimes I get a little long winded and off the subject.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 9:00:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I never had complaints, I don't drag crap on....but I think I could be a bit more enthusiastic about things.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 9:01:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
i suck at telling stories... i get impatient telling the story part and just want to get to the end so i end up talking really fast or something
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 9:49:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope. I'm very bad at it.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 9/1/04 - 11:22:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm really good at telling stories, there was this one time at the lake when everyone was supposed to be telling stories and I wouldn't shut up. Which resulted in a threat, but I knew no one would push me into a fire. A lake maybe, but that's completely different from fire. I mean, water puts out fire, which would make water superior to fire, but earth soaks up water, and air can blow earth from the ground SO! Air is the best. I also babble a lot.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 9/1/04 - 2:18:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I tell mostly "you had to be there" stories.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Tuesday 10/26/04 - 9:45:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
God, no, I'm terrible.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 11/10/04 - 6:25:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
Need to learn to be a little more succinct. But the secret is to never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 11/10/04 - 6:29:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not at all. I can't tell a story, or a joke. I'm witty, but no storyteller.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 11/10/04 - 6:37:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, people have told me many times that I'm a great storyteller. It's always a nice compliment to receive.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Monday 12/6/04 - 8:45:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
no i suck at telling stories. I'm also really bad at telling jokes.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Friday 2/11/05 - 4:00:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
The kids i babysit for always ask me to tell them storys and they just come randomly into my head and its about so much rubbish but they're like 'WOW REALLY'
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 2/14/05 - 5:23:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. Lol, I suck at telling stories.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 3:15:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well... the last time I tried to tell a story.. well... It wasn't pretty, It resulted in a bunch of gangsters dumping a bowl of punch on my head... so that's a no
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 2/21/05 - 3:16:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Decent, I'm no melville or Tolkien but I can write a fictional story if I had to.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 2/22/05 - 3:28:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd like to think so, but maybe it's just my arrogance talking. I'll have to ask my little sisters.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 2/22/05 - 3:30:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
oh ya i always have stories to tell
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 2/22/05 - 3:30:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, Iif it's a funny story I always laugh the whole way through and no one can understand me or I can't remember certain parts and then I do and I go back and retell that part. I suck at telling stories.
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 2/24/05 - 11:45:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
i suck
17 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Thursday 2/24/05 - 11:49:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
My friends say I am, because of all my hand actions and how excited I get when I tell stories, but I don't believe them.
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Wednesday 3/2/05 - 12:11:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
My stories are kinda silly... the only reason people listen to me is to get a good laugh otherwise they think I'm crazy
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Saturday 3/12/05 - 5:40:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
one of my few talents. thats how i made money for awhile not very much though

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