Happy Heart Day ♥️

Happy Heart Day ♥️

I’m here to share my heart with you, my story heart.  The Story Heart illustrates the four key elements that give life to well-designed storylines. This visual piece belongs to a new video version of The Storytelling Blueprint that I’m working on....
I Killed a Darling, and I Liked It

I Killed a Darling, and I Liked It

The darling revisited our past pages:   “You said such nice things in the beginning.”   “You weaved sweet and savory.”   “You wrote like each word was our first.” Being a determined storyteller, I played the part between the page:   “It’s not me, it’s you.”  ...
New Plot Structure Video – Plot Milestones

New Plot Structure Video – Plot Milestones

Check out the video below to discover the scenes that most significantly impact a protagonist inside best-selling novels. These signature moments are known as plot milestones, and I’m confident they’ll help you craft a story that connects with...
New Plot Structure Video – Story Heart & 4 Parts

New Plot Structure Video – Story Heart & 4 Parts

Check out the video below to confirm the core elements found in all best-selling novels. Then take a deep dive into the 4 Parts of Plot Structure. Coming Soon: A new video drilling down on Plot Milestones. And if you find the below video helpful, please consider...
Why Your Story Choices Come with High Stakes

Why Your Story Choices Come with High Stakes

My first story coach offered me a refund. Full or partial. Whatever I needed to feel whole. Why? My eligibility was explained in an email. Here are a few quotes: “I couldn’t tell you the main storyline.” “I can’t tell you, with confidence, what anybody in...
Your Protagonist Isn’t Your Story’s Most Important Character

Your Protagonist Isn’t Your Story’s Most Important Character

I broke up with my girlfriend on her birthday. (Sorry Heather.) It happened in Jr. High School… All our friends were at her house for a pool party.  While everyone swam, I sat alone on the patio looking at her birthday gift. Because taped to the wrapped perfume I...