Behind the Words

Jul
19
An Olympic Hero's Journey: Matthias Steiner

An Olympic Hero's Journey: Matthias Steiner

When tragedy strikes, do you give up on the journey? Or do you move forward with a new fire inside of you? Austrian-German weightlifter Matthias Steiner's response will put tears in your eyes.
8 min read
Jun
30
A Hero's Journey Case Studies

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
7 min read
Jun
23
How I Write: The Women of the Body Farm

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.
7 min read
Jun
02
How I Write: Into the Light

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.
6 min read
Apr
25
How I Write: Kiss You Boldly

How I Write: Kiss You Boldly

A breakdown of how I wrote a love poem for my wife when we were first dating.
4 min read