Conflict: Who needs it?

by JoslynChase, January 14, 2019 in Challenges, Learning, Reading, Story Power

It’s a fact few of us like to acknowledge, but we all need conflict. Conflict is what drives us to grow and change. It’s what shapes us and points us to the destiny we choose for ourselves according to how we handle that conflict. It’s hard and it hurts and nobody likes going through it, […]

Merry Christmas from me and Rachmaninoff

by JoslynChase, December 23, 2018 in Audiobooks

I hope your holiday season has been merry and bright with every expectation of a fantastic new year just around the corner.  I so appreciate those of you who read and enjoy my books and my heart swells with gratitude toward those who take the time to leave reviews on Amazon or Goodreads. God bless […]

Better than hot chocolate

What’s better than hot chocolate for warming the heart during the holiday season? Hint: It’s a no-calorie option and it works year-round. It’s the power of story. And it’s especially potent at Christmas time because we’re more in tune with the greatest of all stories—the one that underpins everything. In our family, we had a […]

Let The Thankfulness Live On

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Writing

The turkey has been carved and gobbled up, the pie topped with whipped cream and devoured. Hard to believe that another Thanksgiving has come and gone, but I say let the thankfulness live on! There is so much power in gratitude. I have a lot to say on the subject, but sometimes other people say […]

Choice reveals the character

I’ve been perusing YouTube a lot this week, gathering research material for the book I’m currently writing. As I watch the videos, I’ve noticed a lot of thumbnails along the right side of my screen that claim they can determine my personality by the colors or pictures I choose out of a lineup. I don’t […]

Take a tour of The Tower

by JoslynChase in New Release, Publishing, Suspense

Two years ago, I lived in the quaint and beautiful village of Burglengenfeld in Bavaria. There, the pace of life was slower, the surroundings harkening back to an Old World charm that I found utterly enchanting. During that time, an editor that I sometimes worked with suggested an opening line for a story that set […]

For Love of Mystery

by JoslynChase in Reading, Story Power, Suspense, Thrill, Writing

Do you remember how you felt reading And Then There Were None? Or Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca? Or The Firm, Presumed Innocent, or A is For Alibi? Or any number of other brilliant and satisfying mystery stories out there for our reading pleasure? The magnetic pull of a good mystery is so compelling that as […]

A Trio of events on my writer’s journey

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Free Stuff, Reading, Suspense, Writing

Here’s the short version: I’m in a promo with Lisa Gardner! I’m featured in a guest post Down Under! I have a story up for a Reader’s Choice Award! I’m hoping you’ll check out the promo for a chance to win books and an eReader, that you’ll visit the Australian site to peruse my article […]

4 Unexpected Benefits from reading thrillers

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading, Suspense, Thrill

You may think you’re reading just for enjoyment, and reading a good thriller should be a satisfying entertainment experience. But you’re getting a whole lot more out of it than you might think. For the quick version, click on the square above to watch the 2-minute movie I created. Then, for more detail, read the […]

Feeding The Hurt

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Reading, Writing

I’m pleased to present my first ever guest post. The purpose of my Story Power blog is to explore the many ways that story impacts our lives and the unlimited benefits it brings to us. Then, I go a step further and show you easy—and mostly free—ways to get more story into your life. So here’s […]