Tall Tales

Blogher Writing Lab

August Theme: TALES

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Do you ever embellish the facts to make them more interesting?

When telling a family story or retelling a story I have read or heard, I do tend to embellish the facts to make the story more interesting. I think most story tellers tend to do this.

Embellishing on a story to entertain is different from embellishing on facts in order to gossip.

Friday, August 19, 2016
What do you think of people who tell tall tales that are meant to entertain but not deceive?

Some people are natural born storytellers. They tell tall tales to entertain and we accept these tall tales as such.

Most of us can tell the difference from a story meant to entertain and those that are meant to be deceptive. I think people who tell tall tales that entertain are the truly gifted storytellers.

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