Is it really all about you?

Is it really all about you?

One of the biggest pet peeves on the planet, according to me, is the prima-donna, all-about-me writer. Whether these people are on page or stage, their stories usually start with their favourite word: me, me, me — not you! — meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Sigh.

Don’t...
Speak to the unique but stay united

Speak to the unique but stay united

A long time ago we used to gather and listen to speakers. ‘member? We used to do this LIVE, sitting side-by-side and sometimes we’d even greet each other with hands (shake) and teeth (smile). But what I’m remembering is listening to an American speaker a few years ago...
Find the story meaning (not the message)

Find the story meaning (not the message)

Fireflies are cool, right? They light up the night. Like your story. While cockroaches scurry around in dirt and despair (i.e., wound stories), firefly stories soar and shine light. One of the quickest ways to figure out if your storytelling is coming from a flash of...