Writers: Enliven Your Imagination and Embrace the Miraculous

Dictionary definition of Imagination: The capacity to form a picture in your mind of something that you have not seen / experienced / isn't real The skill of thinking new things Creative ability Something that exists or happens in your mind   Does imagination come from our minds? Is it a brain-based skill? Or, does it come from outside of us like the muse? To embrace the miraculous demands an openness to all possibilities and a whimsical imagination. In today's world, … [Read more...]

This is Your Year to Write that Story!

You've thought about it and thought and thought about writing a novel - memoir - screenplay. This is your year to stop thinking and time to write that story  Lots of people believe you're either born to be a writer or you're not. I believe that we all have stories to tell and, by writing consistently and studying the craft of plot, we each have the ability to write those stories. Some writers struggle finding and developing the plot and design of their stories. I also work with writers who … [Read more...]

Spiritual Guide for Writers: How to Embrace the Infinite Wisdom of the Universal Story and Transform Your Own Unique Creative Expression the Plot Whisperer Way

From years of working with writers and teaching about the Universal Story I've come to believe that we’re all on the same transformative journey, child, adult - all of us together. Without a map of the journey, we're often left reeling, feeling slapped by life and confused. I have that map and I'm eager to share it with you. Step away from the drama swirling in life Understand how your own personal story alignes with the Universal Story Appreciate the forces both supporting and interfering … [Read more...]

27 Step Tutorial How Do I Plot a Novel Memoir Screenplay

  The original 27 Step Tutorial How Do I Plot a Novel Memoir Screenplay Viewed over 160,000 times The 27-Step Tutorial: How Do I Plot a Novel, Memoir, Screenplay? sprang out my passion for teaching plot, my first book Blockbuster Plots Pure and Simple  and all the workshops and retreats and conferences I've taught. I was offered a contract to write The Plot Whisperer: Secrets of Story Structure Any Writer Can Master mid-way through filming the original series and the tutorial helped shaped … [Read more...]

Writing a Story is Like a Vision Quest

Give birth to the dream of writing a novel-finishing a screenplay-publishing a memoir is like a vision quest  The journey offers the gift of transformation, one that is often deep and profound. Along the way to crafting a story and living a writer’s life, it is easy to get detoured. You find yourself wandering aimlessly and meeting one dead-end moment after another. Whether you're in the flow of writing a story or stalled and blocked, there comes a time in all of our lives when you feel … [Read more...]