A People-First Approach to Storytelling: My First PechaKucha
Watch or read my recent presentation on storytelling and the hero's journey for the PechaKucha portion of UT's annual communications conference.
How I Write: Deeply Rooted
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.
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.
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.
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.
How I Write: Kiss You Boldly
A breakdown of how I wrote a love poem for my wife when we were first dating.