The driving force behind this blog is my belief that everyone has stories to tell, regardless of writing ability.

Actually, it goes even deeper than that. Everyone IS a story.

You don’t have to be a good writer to learn how to tell stories.

And being a good writer doesn’t automatically mean you’ll know how to tell a story.

Storytelling is a skill anyone can (and should) learn. Unfortunately we usually rely on novelists and screenwriters to provide us with our stories. We are spectators of these stories. But when we tell stories to each other, we are active participants.

All too often, instead of taking time to listen to the stories of people in our lives, we seek out professionals and self-help books to tell us how to live.

As Rachel Naomi Remen writes in Kitchen Table Wisdom, “The kitchen table is a level playing field. Everyone’s story matters.”

Your life is loaded with stories, even if you don’t realize it.

It’s my hope that this blog will help you remember and start telling some of those stories.

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