Category Archives: Storytelling

The joys of storytelling.

My Kind of Proselytizing

For those of you who don’t know, I am a Christian. Christianity is a big part of my worldview and it inevitably ends up in nearly everything I write, yet none of what I write could be properly described as … Continue reading

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The Story In My Dreams

I keep having this dream that spills over into my waking life. It involves the power inherent in the number 3, which is a very important number for me and has been since I was 7, but that’s another story. … Continue reading

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What is Your Story Really About?

So, you have this story: Boy meets girl, boy loves girl, girl loves boy, boy and girl are separated by circumstances, boy and girl try to be together anyway, all hell breaks loose, boy and girl overcome their challenges and … Continue reading

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Jonesin’ for Symmetry

So, I’ve sent Part 1 of my memoir off to my first set of beta readers.  Part 2 is with my husband.  I’ve organized the material for Part 3 to be consistent with the chapter lengths and styles of Parts … Continue reading

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Loving the Groove

I have multiple projects going at once, plus graduate school (again), plus raising three children with special needs, plus maintaining this thing we call sanity.  Despite the seemingly insane (and sometimes truly crazy) workload I carry, it’s not driven by … Continue reading

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Long-Term Value

There are stories you want to read over and over again and then there are stories you read once, enjoy for a moment, and then forget about.  Do you know what makes the difference for your readers? For me, the … Continue reading

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The Plausible Premise

Contemporary what-not would have us believe that readers are lazy.  This is true, as far as it goes.  We’re lazy and we’re easily distracted.  We have less tolerance for pages and pages of non-story than readers of old.  More to … Continue reading

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