A Hero's Journey Case Studies
Why do stories compel us? One reason is the journey. In this series, I'll look at famous examples, starting with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
How I Write: The Women of the Body Farm
A breakdown of how I resurfaced an old idea, took advantage of a moment, and built an award-winning story.
The Wonder of Ordinary
We say, "One person's trash is another person's treasure." I'm learning that ordinary stories are often the most powerful. You just have to pay attention.
When Did We Lose Our Imaginations?
As the road to my dreams became more choked with obstacles, I abandoned it. I am fighting now to get my imagination back.
How I Write: Into the Light
A breakdown of how I wrote my award-winning story on a college swimmer who battled mental illness to win an NCAA championship.
Revisiting My Knoxville Soccer Culture Story
A look back at my story on soccer culture in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015.
My New Observational Storytelling Project
They say a picture's worth a thousands words. I'll take the words.
The Directions Our Lives Go
A decade ago today I graduated college. My life looks nothing like I had imagined it. And that's okay.
Why Won't We Unfriend Strangers on Facebook?
Our friends lists are filled with people we haven't spoken to in years. Why do we find it so hard to let go?
My Year Reviewing Films
I spent a year reviewing films in my DVD collection. It didn't make me a penny. But, it helped me remember what I love about movies.