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How do you make a story circle?

What is a story circle and how do we facilitate one?

  1. Allow informal time beforehand. Assemble a group of 5 to 15 people for the story circle.
  2. Introduce the story circle.
  3. Keep things moving.
  4. Allow time for comment.
  5. Consider some possible topics.
  6. Further exploration:

What is a circle story?

Story circles use the age-old tradition of storytelling as a way to bring people together to build relationships and help one another. Story circles help participants develop, clarify, or structure the digital story they want to create in a supportive group environment.

What are the 8 parts of the story circle?


  • You — A character is in a zone of comfort,
  • Need — But they want something.
  • Go — They enter an unfamiliar situation,
  • Search — Adapt to it,
  • Find — Get what they wanted,
  • Take — Pay a heavy price for it,
  • Return — Then return to their familiar situation,
  • Change — Having changed.

How does the story circle Impact theme?

Impact statement: As stories are layered, complexity and richness emerges, and so do underlying commonalities between participants and onlookers. The sum of any story circle is a multidimensional exploration of its theme, making the point that there isn’t one way to look at any topic or situation.

What are examples of story structure?

In a story, structure is the arrangement of (and relation between) scenes, chapters and parts. For example, in Toni Morrison’s Beloved , (1987) the author starts each sentence of the novel’s three parts similarly, describing the nature of the haunted house that is the primary setting.

Whats a good opening sentence?

A good hook might also be a question or a claim—anything that will elicit an emotional response from a reader. Think about it this way: a good opening sentence is the thing you don’t think you can say, but you still want to say. Like, “This book will change your life.” You want to publish a book for a reason.