“We all have stories to tell”

Dave Cousins most certainly knows how to tell stories; and he brings them to life!

Picture a grown up standing in front of a group of 12 to 14 year-old students telling them about his life and what he does for living: Boring – poor guy – a disaster.

Now this is how it looks when Dave Cousins tells his story of what he wanted to be and what he did before he became an award winning author.

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He naturally connected with his audience and caught our students’ attention and interest from the very beginning. But aside of performing two of his books “15 Days without a Head” & “Waiting for Gonzo” and giving a good laugh he also shared some advise on how to write:

  • Just do it
  • Try and write every day
  • You can find ideas for stories in every-day-life, you just have to pick it up
  • A story starts with a story and asking question

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And the most important thing of being a writer: Do it for love not for money!

... and  we gained the impression that this is exactly what Dave does …

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Filed under Lesung - Reading, Sekundarschule - Secondary

3 responses to ““We all have stories to tell”

  1. Thanks for such a lovely write up of the event! I had a very enjoyable afternoon at Europäische Schule RheinMain. It was great to meet everyone, answer the students’ questions and talk a bit about why stories are so important to me. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Danke Schön!

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  2. You all look as if you’re enjoying yourselves – you’re so right about writing for love, not money!

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