Happy Tuesday storytellers! Today we have another fun prompt for Bookending Winter 2020!
If this is your first time here on my blog (hi! Hello! I’m Sam!) and you don’t already know what Bookending Winter is, its a month long event in December that was created by myself and Clo @ Cuppa Clo where we aspire to bring the bookish community closer together through the platform we love the most–blogging! Each day throughout the month, we have different prompts from different hosts that participants can replicate! I am so excited to check out everyone’s posts and prompts as we get more into the month as our hosts this year are dishing out quality content! You can also catch me smiling from ear to ear as I get to meet all of you on your blogs and on our Twitter (@bookend_events if you haven’t followed, you totally should!) page!
Also, don’t forget that we have a blog hopping masterlist! The list features all of our participants and those who are participating in Bookending Winter can put their post links next to their name for easy blog hopping! Can’t wait to see all your amazing posts! And with that, let’s get into today’s prompt!
Brush up on your shelf knowledge folks, and let’s name out your favorite storytellers with a fun and original tag!
- Answer the prompts using storytellers from any medium (Movies/shows, painters, musicians, authors, etc)!
- Tag some friends.
- Link back to this post, and be sure to mention the creator (Sam @ Fictionally Sam)
- Have fun!
Wine and Dine – A Storyteller who you wish you could have dinner with.
Honestly I think I would love to have dinner with Shonda Rhimes. She is a powerhouse of a storyteller (like seriously, only a genius could have almost the entire world sucked into a show like Grey’s Anatomy for more than a decade and have no one complaining) and if my suspicions are right, then me being in her presence for at least ten minutes would give me a chance to have her genius rub off on me even in the tiniest bit. We’d have some wine and definitely some popcorn (hashtag staying on brand) while we talk about everything and anything we are currently obsessing over.
I’ve got Chills — Name a storyteller that gave you goose bumps
There are so many! But I think I’m going to have to waddle to Viola Davis. Actor best known for her roles in The Help, How to Get Away with Murder, and the film adaptation of the Tony Award winning Play, Fences; Viola has yet to do a project that didn’t leave me speechless at her talent. Her capability to work off of partner and bring this level of authenticity to her characters is better than A1 steak sauce at the 4th of July picnic. She forces her scene partners to reach a higher level, and the results of their efforts are what continuously and without fail give me the chills.
Unlikely match? Name a storyteller that you didn’t think you’d like but are obsessed with now
Julia Quinn. I am not a historical fiction person, and was super hesitant with picking up her work; but wow have I become a fan of hers in the past month and a half now! Her way of bridging whit and modern day comedy into a historical/regency setting has me hooked. I currently have only read thus far the Bridgerton series (currently on #6 in the series, When He Was Wicked) but I’m sold and am excited to waddle to more of her work!
A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one’s life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London’s most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.
After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing. Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca’s surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longer—the occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.
But that was then . . . Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant. Michael dares not speak to her of his love . . . until one dangerous night, when she steps innocently into his arms and passion proves stronger than even the most wicked of secrets . . .
Paint Me Like One Of Your French Girls — A storyteller that gives you inspiration
Ayşe Üner Kutlu. This woman is what I aspire to be in my own personal storytelling journey. She is a mastermind and a creator of masterpieces. Honestly, Ayşe has this beautiful way of intricately weaving profound folklore, music, and backstories to her characters in her shows that without fail leave me breathless and entranced. I am in absolute awe of her and everything she puts out into the world inspires me to do and be better in my own storytelling.
Switching Positions – What Actor would you want to see as an author?
Okay hear me out on this one, but Ryan Reynolds. The man is hilarious yes, but he has this way of picking and developing projects that I think would translate well as an author. He has an eye for plot devices, he knows how to create conflict well, and he is very character focused (I mean, hello, actor!) that I know beyond a shadow of a doubt we would get some solid cast of characters from him if he whipped out a cool suspenseful dramedy.
Like can you imagine?! I have a need now…
If pictures could talk – Name a painter and their painting you wish was a movie/book
Music Lesson 1877 Painting by Lord Frederick Leighton.
This painting has always given me strong indie film vibes. I always imagined it being about a girl trapped in a world of risque nights and darken alleys trying to make money for her struggling family after her father became crippled. She dreams of being a musician but because men suck she is forced to give up her dreams–until some wild thing happens and she is given a chance to teach music to one of the wealthiest families in her district.
Throw in some scandal, a few spine chilling musical performances. and you sir have got yourself an Oscar. Boom.
The Soundtrack to my life – A Musician’s discography that you swear is the soundtrack/score to your favorite novel/series
Florence + the machine is the dramatic score to the ACOTAR series by Sarah J. Maas and no one can tell me otherwise. Like listen to Breath of Life and her album Ceremonials (the deluxe edition) and tell me that doesn’t scream Inner Court bad assery. I’ll Wait.
And the award goes to… — Whats the most underrated storyteller in your opinion?
Lucy Score. People are really sleeping on her magnificence in the Romantic Comedy genre, and it shows. The woman is a mastermind in her field and I wish she got more recognition than she currently does. Like 10/10 would recommend–trust me, go pick up Rock Bottom Girl and thank me later.
Downsized, broke, and dumped, 38-year-old Marley sneaks home to her childhood bedroom in the town she couldn’t wait to escape twenty years ago. Not much has changed in Culpepper. The cool kids are still cool. Now they just own car dealerships and live in McMansions next door. Oh, and the whole town is still talking about that Homecoming she ruined her senior year.
Desperate for a new start, Marley accepts a temporary teaching position. Can the girl banned from all future Culpepper High Homecomings keep the losing-est girls soccer team in school history from killing each other and prevent carpal tunnel in a bunch of phone-clutching gym class students?
Maybe with the help of Jake Weston, high school bad boy turned sexy good guy. When the school rumor mill sends Marley to the principal’s office to sign an ethics contract, the tattooed track coach, dog dad, and teacher of the year becomes her new fake boyfriend and alibi—for a price. The Deal: He’ll teach her how to coach if she teaches him how to be in a relationship.
Who knew a fake boyfriend could deliver such real orgasms? But it’s all temporary. The guy. The job. The team. There’s too much history. Rock bottom can’t turn into a foundation for happily ever after. Can it?
Warning: Story also includes a meet-puke, a bouffanted nemesis, a yard swan and donkey basketball, a teenage-orchestrated makeover, and a fake relationship that gets a little too real between the sheets.
Yeah we know – Who is the most overrated storyteller in your opinion?
JK Rowling. We get it Harry Potter is cool…but thats it. There is only so much one can do with something before it gets overused and over hyped. JK Rowling is one of those storytellers that is just over hyped.
Just the Bops – List your top five favorite storytellers
Sweet geebus I hate myself for this one. Please not that this is in no particular order!
- Mariana Zapata
- Matthew McConaughey
- Taylor Swift
- Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Lin Manuel Miranda
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