Telling good stories is easy when you embed them in the landscape that surrounds you. Find a rock, a tree, a river, a place. Then play there. Later, during a quiet moment, tell a story about a gnome or a squirrel, or whatever, that happened upon a similar place. Don't think about it too much. Let the story reveal itself to you through the leaves, the rocks and the wind. Most important of all - don't doubt yourself. Believe in your story, or change it. Return a day or a week later with the kids, and watch what happens. Imagine if you filled every bush, every canyon, every crack in the cement - with stories.