Why I Write
I have had a love of writing since I was a child. From short stories to poetry to songs, I wrote often; and always for myself. In my young adult life, I continued to write but not as avidly as I was in the throws of starting a family and going to school. However, recent adventures have caused my skill as a writer and my passion for telling stories to come crashing together in a way I could never have imagined. Now I write stories to share with others. They might be mine or they might someone else's, but they're always worth telling.
I believe in the power of words. They can build up or tear down, bolster the truth or perpetuate a lie, bring about confusion or offer clarity. Whether I am reading a novel or a piece of investigative journalism, I am constantly looking at the elements of effective storytelling. Who is the hero? Who is the villain? What's the problem? How can it be fixed? Every great story has these same elements... at least they do if they're any good.
But good stories aren't just found in the pages of books. A company's website, a musician's blog posts, articles, and ad banners are all telling stories. Anywhere we find words, there is a story being told. I want to make sure you are telling good ones.