3 Techniques To Use Metaphors to Make Your Stories More Personable, More Memorable and More Intriguing … 

Mentally it’s been a long road to recovery too. Going out into nature and walking or sitting in silence helped not only to clear my head but also to change my thinking because it allowed me to create mental breakthroughs.

6 Tips to Help You Craft Great Opening Lines That Hook Your Audience the Moment You Begin Your Story

The opening line to your story can be simple, eloquent, informative, contradictory, startling, thrilling, curious, suspenseful … But it should propose a contract to your audience: If you keep listening, I’ll tell you a certain kind of story.


Three Ways To Create Suspense in Your Storytelling

Your job as a storyteller is to get your character from point A to point B. Your character doesn’t have to be saving the world, but you have to get them there in the most interesting way possible. If you get them there by a straight line, that’s a pretty boring story. If you get them there by putting obstacles in the way, that requires going down unknown paths, which requires some bravery, then your story becomes more interesting … that’s Suspense …

5 Steps to Help You Craft Your Powerful Origin Story

Your origin story is your backstory that reveals how you – the protagonist, became the leading character in your WorkLife story. Like a comic book hero, your story needs a history that tells how you gained your superpowers and became a superhero in your WorkLife story. 

6 Tips to Help You Craft Great Opening Lines That Hook Your Audience the Moment You Begin Your Story

The opening line to your story can be simple, eloquent, informative, contradictory, startling, thrilling, curious, suspenseful … But it should propose a contract to your audience: If you keep listening, I’ll tell you a certain kind of story.

Writing Helps Me Understand People and What Makes Them Tick

That’s Pretty Great Because My Work is To Understand People and What Makes Them Tick My work always begins by helping people write their WorkLife stories. Stories of their WorkLife chapters from past to present. Stories of their successes Stories of their failures. Stories of their learnings. Stories of their turning points. Stories of their futureContinue reading “Writing Helps Me Understand People and What Makes Them Tick”

My First Book Was Like a Cork From a Bottle

I Took Out That Cork and One Year Later I Had Published 2 Paperbacks, 27 E-Books and Was Working on My Next Paperback That’s 30 books! The First two paperbacks I self-published — Your WorkLife Your Way — the book and accompanying workbook. Why? Because I like to learn how to do things and self-publishing is a good wayContinue reading “My First Book Was Like a Cork From a Bottle”