Category Archives: The Power of Story

Writing is a Team Sport

I recently had the privilege of speaking at the Northwest Christian Writers Association, which I joined in 2007. Following are the notes from my talk. Links to segments of the video are provided in the text. Six years ago I … Continue reading

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The Power in the Pause

Inexperienced story tellers and speakers often rush through their narrative as if they were a rodent on crack–and overlook the power of pacing. A well placed pause can add suspense and conflict to a tale. For a great example of … Continue reading

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The Power of Persistence: The Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

The balcony of my third floor apartment was so close to Sydney Harbor that with a running start from the living room I could plant my foot on the rail and  dive into the murky waters below. Directly across was … Continue reading

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A Higher Calling for Story Telling

“The only reason for giving a speech is to change the world.” John F. Kennedy I love telling stories but now is the time to raise the stakes for this blog.  And the best way to explain why is, of … Continue reading

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