Another Story Cube resource

I don’t usually go shopping: not outside of bookstores and toyshops. But Christmas is that time of year when it is virtually impossible to resist a visit to the ‘Centre’, that megafactory of brash and undisguised consumerism. Hate it all you like but it’s a magnet that draws even the most resistant of the species.… Read More

On Storyboarding: an add-on to TLSW

Storyboarding is used mainly by creatives in cinema, TV, advertising and so on, as a visual way to represent a storyline. Similarly, it can be used by social workers and other professionals working in mental health, addictions, child protection and child abuse. So write Hiles, Essex, Fox and Luger in a paper titled: The ‘words and… Read More

Coherence and chance: a life story

Ever wondered at what age an individual starts to put together a coherent life story? This is the question examined by Tilmann Habermas and Susan Bluck in a paper published 18 years ago in the Psychological Bulletin. The article, Getting a Life: The emergence of the life story in adolescence, is available to download so I… Read More

The Song Keepers: This Sunday on SBS

If you weren’t able to catch this remarkable documentary The Song Keepers at the cinema, then there’s another opportunity to view it on Sunday [15 July] on SBS at 8.30pm – also OnDemand if you miss it. The film is screening as part of NAIDOC week.  SBS describes the doco as telling ‘…the uplifting story… Read More

Story Cubes: great way to start a story

I was browsing in a local toyshop today [an independent shop not one of the chains], and chanced across Rory’s Story Cubes. I was hooked immediately. A cute little box, beautifully crafted, with a magnetic catch flip lid on the narrow edge. It just enticed one to look inside. And inside? Nine dice-like cubes, each… Read More