The Role of Conflict in Nonfiction

The Role of Conflict in Nonfiction

Every young writer is taught that the essence of story is conflict. But “conflict” is a loaded word. Most people see it as negative, confrontational and even violent. But it isn’t, inherently. Even if you’re writing about a world that’s all unicorns...
The Difference Between Writing and Storytelling

The Difference Between Writing and Storytelling

Almost anyone can write. All it takes is an idea and a keyboard or pencil and notepad. That’s why there are approximately 200 million active blogs. But writing isn’t the same as storytelling. Writing communicates an idea or facts; it speaks to the intellect....

Doing Less Leads to More

I’ve been firmly in the “stop the glorification of busy” camp since 2012, when my work came to a screeching halt for two years; I discarded all my old assumptions about how we “should” be and began testing out what made me most creative...
Cinematic Writing

Cinematic Writing

One of the benefits of having worked in so many mediums – print, television, stage, online, stand-alone interactive and film – is that I’ve learned a variety of storytelling techniques that are transferable among platforms. There’s something in the combination of...
Brand Time Travel: Vision Stories

Brand Time Travel: Vision Stories

What if you could get people as excited about reading your business or development plan as they are about the novel they’ve just ordered from Amazon? We’re all familiar with vision statements – the brief, well-intentioned paragraph that describes a...
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