Why do we get so wrapped up in a really great story?

by JoslynChase in Learning, Reading

We crave Story. We need it, we live for it. Recent research suggests that our brains are literally hardwired to process story in a way that is vital to our well-being. Story, in its fundamental form, is no less than a tool for survival. Lisa Cron, in her book, Wired for Story, writes that Story acts like […]

My Adventure…My First Guest Post!

by JoslynChase in Learning, Travel, Writing

I’m excited to announce I’m contributing a guest post on another author’s blog! Amber Meyer produces The Write Destination blog, a site dedicated to the art of writing. Amber is working on a novella called Puppy Love, slated to come out early in 2017. I’ve been lucky enough to do some advance reading on that, […]

Story…what’s it all about?

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning

Let’s be clear we’re talking about Story, here, with a capital S. Story is more than just a construct of events; it’s a concept that powers our lives. Most of us go through our days unaware of the huge role and impact that it packs, but our brains are programmed to think in terms of […]

My Adventure…and you’re invited

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning, Publishing, Writing

“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” These words were expressed by a woman whose trials and challenges went far beyond anything I will ever experience, yet the truth of them touches my life just as vigorously as it touched hers. Helen Keller understood this. She lived her life as an adventure, and she […]

Story Power: What is it and why does it matter?

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning, Reading, Teaching

As a music teacher, writer, and public speaker, I have an appreciation for the power of Story. I use it in my work every day to illustrate and demonstrate, to open eyes and minds and broaden the picture for my students and the receivers of my work. But the power of Story is by no […]