Give Me a Topic and I’ll Write You a Story

by Jared McVay I’ve been writing stories and doing storytelling for quite a few years now and whenever I do a session, storytelling or book signing, I’m always asked, where do I get my inspiration, and I say, “Give me a topic and I’ll write you a story, it’s that...
When did I know I was an author?

When did I know I was an author?

by Sharon Anderson I think I probably always had stories coming out of me. As a kid, I would gather up the neighborhood gang on the front lawn and tell them ghost stories – sometimes in costume. I’m not certain how I could have done anything else, really. But the...
Writing for Personal Insight

Writing for Personal Insight

by Laura Rink This month I took a writing workshop with Andre Dubus III. He said just because something happened to you doesn’t mean you know what happened. You must explore, with authentic curiosity, that particular event, and your place in it. This piece of advice...

Teller of Tales, Lover of Life

Ask me what I am, and I’ll tell you I am a storyteller. That hasn’t changed over the years. When I was just a child, my mother had to wait patiently for an answer to what she believed a simple question. “Why did the principal of the kindergarten call saying you were...

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