Rough Musick, Superstition, and Fiction River

by JoslynChase, October 16, 2019 in New Release

Hi, all! I’m excited to announce I have a short story, “Rough Musick,” appearing in the latest issue of Fiction River magazine! The issue is titled, Superstitious, and contains a lot of great stories by writers like Kristine Kathryn Rusch, M.L. Buchman, and Annie Reed. Based on the issue’s theme, you can probably guess “Rough […]

Obstacles and complications…you gotta love ‘em

by JoslynChase, October 7, 2019 in Challenges, New Release, Reading, Story Power, Writing

Whenever I’m up to my ears in knotty problems and difficulties, my children like to remind me that’s the way I’d write it. We all want smooth sailing in our day to day living, but when it comes to story, we demand conflict. Without it, there simply is no story. At its core, story is […]

What I did on my summer vacation

by JoslynChase, September 23, 2019 in Reading, Travel, Writing

I remember how, when September rolled around and it was back to school, the teacher always gave a writing assignment on the topic of how we spent our summer vacation. It seems I’m feeling nostalgic, because I want to share the highlights of my late summer trip with you. In a recent email to my […]

Hooked on a story

by JoslynChase in Reading, Story Power

As readers, we’re each a little different, searching for a unique set of dynamics that creates our perfect read. That said, there are common factors that tend to hook us and pull us deep into a story, and it’s a subject I find fascinating. Today, I’m taking a look at some of those elements that […]

Do animals tell stories?

by JoslynChase in Learning, Story Power, Storytelling

A couple of incidents in my life coincided to make me ponder this question—do animals tell each other stories? If you’ve read many of my blog posts, you know that I’m fascinated by the power of Story and I explore it in a variety of aspects and invite you to consider the impact it has […]

Story triggers a time machine

by JoslynChase in Learning, Story Power, Storytelling, Travel

What if I told you there is such a thing as a time machine and that story is what fuels it? Stick with me for a few moments and I’ll explain what I mean. Remember story problems in math class? Some students love them, and some hate them, but either way they are an important […]

Pressing Reset in the Wenatchee National Forest

by JoslynChase in Challenges, Learning, Travel

If you’ve ever had an experience that allows you to step back from your daily rush of tasks, unplug, and look at the world through new eyes, you’ll understand how much I appreciated the few days I spent this week at Camp Prime Time. Camp Prime Time is a jewel of a place, tucked into […]

The multi-faceted benefits of a good book

by JoslynChase in Reading, Story Power

I’m guessing I don’t need to convince you that reading is a very good thing. You know that already, but perhaps it won’t go amiss for me to examine some of the top reasons why diving into a good book is a fabulous use of your time. If you haven’t watched my short video about […]

We are all storytellers

by JoslynChase in Storytelling

If you think about it, each one of us functions as a storyteller in some capacity and in certain circumstances. We share a joke at a party, make up an excuse for why we failed to accomplish something, embellish a rumor, relate an anecdote, formulate a little white lie to keep the peace. Come on, […]

Introducing a new bonus for Joslyn Chase readers

I’ve never tried to hide the fact that my readers are very important to me. I love stories, and I enjoy writing them, but my motivation for putting in the effort comes from you. I have been touched, surprised, thrilled, moved, and captivated by so many stories in the past and it’s the idea that […]