What happens when the hero doesn't come out better for the obstacle they overcame? A look at the tragic end of Oliver Sipple, who went from national hero to pariah before dying alone at 47.
A breakdown of how Jason Isbell and Bruce Springsteen employ the storytelling concept of showing, not telling in their music.
Watch or read my recent presentation on storytelling and the hero's journey for the PechaKucha portion of UT's annual communications conference.
What do you do with the parts of a story that don't fit? A lesson on preserving structure and killing darlings from my profile of filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon.
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.
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
A breakdown of how I resurfaced an old idea, took advantage of a moment, and built an award-winning story.
A breakdown of how I wrote my award-winning story on a college swimmer who battled mental illness to win an NCAA championship.
A breakdown of how I wrote a love poem for my wife when we were first dating.