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Stolaroid Stories
Stolaroid Stories
Fabio Cerpelloni

Stolaroid Stories was initially intended to help adult learners of English improve their language skills through personal stories and photos (stories+polaroid). After... more

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How Wanting to Be Original Kills Your Creativity

We often mistake being creative for being original, but these are two different things. Watch on YouTube - https://youtu.be/ofQkI4x2ais?si=hr-4mPkeUzhDtad3 *** Sign up for... more

17 May 2024 · 12 minutes
Non-native English Writers Wanted

Watch on YouTube - https://youtu.be/uYHQ7crDwjU?si=Lt59Cnjjx815xQYl "Non-native English Voices" is a Medium publication for people who have learned or are still learning... more

10 May 2024 · 9 minutes
No Online Writer Should Do This

Reading online is not like reading on paper. (Watch on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/jj3y4l2bQyU) *** Sign up for Better Writers, my weekly newsletter for... more

03 May 2024 · 5 minutes
How to Read Like a Writer (Practical Example)

Watch on YouTube - https://youtu.be/15XTQNiN8-Q?si=lk6Qx34pxFQg5j1r Let me show you how to read like a writer. I dissect a short paragraph by... more

26 Apr 2024 · 22 minutes
Reading and Writing Fiction Expands Your Thinking -- with Chris Walker

Watch the episode on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/xNaqmeugIzc How do you find the time to read and write? Fiction or nonfiction? How... more

19 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
A Group for Non-Native English Writers (Write Like a Non-Native)

Learn more about the group here (add your questions) -- https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mChD0pZ3O4FI74JRyxX9DZTWi6_b9pu4VTXXDJEIP4s/edit?usp=sharing My private email list - https://fabiocerpelloni.com/private/ Watch the episode on... more

13 Apr 2024 · 6 minutes
Where I Find My Ideas for Writing

I hope this episode will help you find more ideas for writing, so you'll never say "I don't know what... more

06 Apr 2024 · 9 minutes
Seth Godin on Reinventing Education (Stop Stealing Dreams)

Seth Godin is one of the most generous people I've ever met. He's an American entrepreneur, speaker, and the author... more

30 Mar 2024 · 41 minutes
The Carbon Almanac: A Must-Read Book about Climate Change

"The Carbon Almanac: It's Not Too Late" is a book of facts about a problem we should all talk about:... more

25 Mar 2024 · 7 minutes
Words of Encouragement for Non-Native English Writers Like Me

An episode where I go through one of my most viewed articles on Medium. The full title of the article... more

19 Mar 2024 · 27 minutes
Barbara Serra: The 1st Non-Native English Speaker to Present a Primetime News Program on British TV

Barbara Serra is an award-winning journalist, TV presenter, TEDx speaker, author, and documentary-maker. She was born in Italy but has... more

14 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Start Journaling, It's Easier Than You Think

Journaling is super easy. In this episode, I tell you how I do it and why. I also recommend a... more

11 Mar 2024 · 12 minutes
The Science of Humanity & Lithuania: with Paulius Juodis

What's anthropology? How can it change the way we perceive other cultures? And what's Lithuania like? I invited Paulius Juodis,... more

07 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Building English Writing Confidence

Some suggestions on how to deal with grammar mistakes when you're writing in English. I hope this is helpful. Watch... more

04 Mar 2024 · 8 minutes
Is 'Non-native English Speaker' an OFFENSIVE term?

If English isn't your first language, do you get offended if someone calls you a "non-native English speaker"? Is "non-native... more

29 Feb 2024 · 4 minutes
3 Tips to Improve Your English Punctuation “-(,.!;:?

Watch this episode on YouTube - https://youtu.be/fua7ian-Qgk "English punctuation is a nightmare for me. I can't understand the logic of it,"... more

26 Feb 2024 · 8 minutes
A Book on the 99 Most Common Thinking Errors We Make

Watch the episode on YouTube - https://youtu.be/qndgsE7k2Zo Here's a book that could help you develop critical and clear thinking skills.... more

20 Feb 2024 · 7 minutes
Writing in English to Build a Small Online Business: with Alberto Cabas Vidani from Italy

Watch this episode on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/ZbO7WegbCnE I discovered Alberto on Medium.com and was impressed by the quality of his... more

15 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
You Don't Need Follow Every English Teacher Out There

Watch the episode on YouTube - https://youtu.be/his4qaunSmA You don't need 127 teachers, YouTubers, or creators. One or two are enough. Choose... more

12 Feb 2024 · 9 minutes
The Best Way to Learn a Language: All You Need to Know About It

Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4kfYRqxYtqA What's the best way to learn a language? My first language is Italian but... more

08 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
Don't Use English Idioms to "Sound Advanced"

Do you use English idioms in speaking or writing to sound advanced? To impress someone? To look cool? Don't. Episode links Watch... more

05 Feb 2024 · 16 minutes
The Power of Thinking about Thinking & Learning Journals: with David Loewen (Doctor of Education)

Watch this episode on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/WkYpKVokW4c A fascinating interview with David Loewen from Canada. David is a writer, thinker and... more

02 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Improve Your Writing by Publishing on Medium (Tips for Non-Native English Writers)

Watch this episode on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/gjDkyfaW-40 Keeping a journal or a diary has never scared anyone. But putting your words... more

29 Jan 2024 · 4 minutes
How to Improve Your Writing (Book Recommendation)

Watch on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/P_AZvuGjS0w What's the best way to improve your writing? Here's a book that can help you. Great... more

26 Jan 2024 · 12 minutes
2 Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself Before Writing Anything

A ramble about what to ask yourself before writing. *** My 3-week writing program - https://fabiocerpelloni.com/writing-program/

22 Jan 2024 · 7 minutes
Write to Be Useful: with Niki Tisza

Watch this episode on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/JDPwhC987eM In this episode of Stolaroid Stories, I'm joined by Niki Tisza, a non-native English... more

18 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Don't Let ChatGPT Suppress Your Writing Creativity (a rant😅)

I have a monthly subscription to the ChatGPT 4, the "premium" version. I love ChatGPT. In one of my blogs,... more

15 Jan 2024 · 8 minutes
Skilled Writers Pre-Write

I'm doing a Master's degree in Language Education. I'm focussing my study on helping non-native English writers so I'm learning... more

10 Jan 2024 · 10 minutes
New Writing Course: Why I'm Offering It, What It Is, and How It Works

More info about the program here -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/writing-program/

08 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
What I’ll Do to Improve My Writing in 2024

5 ways I’ll be working on my craft this year:- First, write- Reading (about writing, too)- Feedback- MasterClass- MediumEpisode Links My 3-week... more

03 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
What I Learned about Writing from a Suicidal Writer

3 lessons from Jennifer Walker, a suicidal physicist turned professional art, travel, and culture writer. Episode Links Watch this episode on my YouTube... more

27 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
How I Read Books with a Writer's Brain 🧠

One of my listeners/watchers asked me how I read books with a writer's brain. Here's my answer. Watch this on... more

22 Dec 2023 · 14 minutes
Writing Was the Thing That Made Me Want to Live Again: with Pro Writer Jennifer Walker

In this episode of Stolaroid Stories, you'll hear an interview with Jennifer Walker, a suicidal scientist who became a professional... more

19 Dec 2023 · 41 minutes
Things My English Teachers Never Taught Me About Writing

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing by Gary Provost -- https://www.amazon.com/Ways-Improve-Your-Writing-Updated/dp/1984803689 Join my private email list -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/private/ Start writing on... more

14 Dec 2023 · 12 minutes
49 Lessons I Learned About Writing in 10+ Years as a Non-Native English Writer

Here's the blog post -- https://medium.com/illumination/49-lessons-i-learned-about-writing-in-10-years-as-a-non-native-english-writer-57d195e48dc8?sk=5487d2eeb10dc8394faed27753a14b20 Get in touch -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/contact/ This episode on my YouTube channel -- https://youtu.be/kLlcoZExEXQ

11 Dec 2023 · 10 minutes
Creative Writing and Reading in English: An Interview with Aleksandra Aubay

A chat with Aleksandra, an English teacher who's passionate about reading and writing in English -- her second language. Aleksandra... more

06 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
3 Writing Practice Approaches for Non-Native English Writers

Watch this episode on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/HyeALWGOI30 The blog I wrote -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/writing-approaches-for-non-native-english-writers/ The blog on writing and perfectionism I mentioned --... more

04 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
Improving Your Writing Isn’t Hard

The blog I wrote -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/improving-your-writing-isnt-hard/ Watch this episode on YouTube - https://youtu.be/msmj9c3w0aA?si=XYBiafSssp4LnIw3 Book: The Practice: Shipping Creative Work by Seth Godin Find out... more

29 Nov 2023 · 7 minutes
Speaking 14 Languages: With Polyglot Lindsay Williams

⁠Watch this on YouTube⁠ -- https://youtu.be/1JGccYaiI8I On the homepage of her website, Lindsay Williams, a polyglot from the UK who speaks... more

27 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
41 Useful AI Prompts to Help Non-Native English Writers Write Better in English

Download 41 Useful AI Prompts to Help Non-Native English Writers Write Better in English -- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SH_mfeXlBQjn92Jxmfn5HlZa_ggbNAlV/view?usp=sharing Join my private email list... more

24 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
Revolutionizing the Way We Digest Ideas From Books: With Andrew Zavada From Storist.me

Reading lots of books is great if you want to improve your writing. But if your ultimate aim is to improve... more

21 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
My Answers to Your Questions About Writing

Watch this on YouTube: https://youtu.be/zWRLO8M2OFQ In this episode, I'm answering some of the questions my email subscribers asked me about writing.... more

17 Nov 2023 · 44 minutes
Falling in Love with Multiple Sclerosis (most personal story I've ever shared online)

The blog -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/falling-in-love-with-multiple-sclerosis/ Watch this on YouTube -- https://youtu.be/L3vIvle-o0Q www.fabiocerpelloni.com

14 Nov 2023 · 11 minutes
Launching and Growing a Successful Podcast: With Alastair Budge

Today my guest on Stolaroid Stories is Alastair Budge. Alastair is a successful digital entrepreneur who, in 2019,  launched English Learning... more

13 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
5 Types of Freelancers (According to Seth Godin)

The blog -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/5-types-of-freelancers/ Seth's course -- https://www.udemy.com/course/seth-godin-freelancer-course/ www.fabiocerpelloni.com

12 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
Should Non-Native Speakers of English Improve Their English, or Should Natives Level Down Their Language?

The blog -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/non-native/ www.fabiocerpelloni.com

11 Nov 2023 · 1 minute
How I Rate The Books I Read

The blog -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/rating-scale/

10 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

More info about my book club -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/book-club-for-business-owners/ The blog post -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/november-2023-read/ Email me to join -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/contact/

09 Nov 2023 · 8 minutes
What Does It Mean to Live Your "Dream Life"?

Read on my blog -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/dream-life/

08 Nov 2023 · 1 minute
Always Tell Creators *How* Their Content Helped You

Read on my blog -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/tell-creators/

07 Nov 2023 · 2 minutes
The Best Thing That Can Happen to Me When Reading a Book

Read on my website -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/best-thing-when-reading/

06 Nov 2023 ·
Why I Don't Write Long Emails (Blog Reading)

Read the article on my blog -- https://fabiocerpelloni.com/long-emails/

02 Nov 2023 · 3 minutes
Boredom Isn't a Thing Anymore (Blog Reading)

Read the article on my blog - https://fabiocerpelloni.com/boredom/

02 Nov 2023 · 1 minute
Having More Than One Priority Is Illogical (Blog Reading)

Read the blog post on my website -https://fabiocerpelloni.com/priority/

31 Oct 2023 · 2 minutes
The Art of Making People Laugh: with Luke Thompson from Luke's English Podcast

Watch the episode on YouTube - https://youtu.be/lsetgclOHsU?si=C4FBMMeUXolfeecm In this episode you'll hear a conversation with Luke Thompson about the art of... more

19 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
Calculating Our Carbon Footprint: with Cara Leopold

My friend Cara and I talk about CO2 emissions. We answer questions from a questionnaire that the WWF UK put... more

12 Oct 2023 · 50 minutes
Reinventing Yourself and Finding a New Path In Life: With Writer Veronica Llorca-Smith

In this episode, you'll hear a conversation between me and with Veronica Llorca-Smith. Veronica is an inclusion consultant, a public... more

12 Sep 2023 · 44 minutes
Read, Learn, and Grow: with Masha

A conversation with Masha, a Ukrainian English teacher living in Spain, on how reading, learning, and personal growth can lead... more

13 Aug 2023 · 26 minutes
Episode 100: My Book Is Out + 2 Years of Stolaroid Stories

Get your copy of Any Language You Want here -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0CDYT58HW/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1691742033&refinements=p_27%3AFabio+Cerpelloni&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Fabio+Cerpelloni

12 Aug 2023 · 8 minutes
I Don't Want Kids: With Shweta Ramkumar

Two people who have chosen not to have children engage in a thought-provoking discussion about the child-free lifestyle. We hope our... more

08 Aug 2023 · 33 minutes
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The Art of Making People Laugh: with Luke Thompson from Luke's English Podcast
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Watch the episode on YouTube - https://youtu.be/lsetgclOHsU?si=C4FBMMeUXolfeecm In this episode you'll hear a conversation with Luke Thompson about the art of going on... more