Choice reveals the character

by JoslynChase, November 13, 2018 in Challenges, Learning, Reading, Story Power, Storytelling, Writing

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 […]

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 […]

An overlooked art form worth looking at

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Publishing, Reading, Writing

These days, time seems shorter than ever, crammed full with work, errands, chores, activities, workouts, and so much more. Our attention spans are short, conditioned by tweets, snippets, Facebook posts, text messages, and the like. It seems logical, then, that readers would embrace short stories as a sound solution to the time issue. But short […]

Get ready for the August 8th release of Double Eclipse!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Reading, Suspense, Writing

Mystery + Thriller = double the excitement and double the suspense I’m pleased to announce there’s a book trailer, and it’s pretty sweet! Be sure to check it out. The story behind the stories Last September, I had the great privilege of attending a week-long mystery workshop with the lovely, prolific, and award-winning author and […]

Dishing out the ear candy

Once upon a time, there was a carpet merchant. He had his small business, a beautiful daughter, and a bad habit of borrowing money from a loan shark to keep his business running. When the sum owed was quite large, the loan shark came to collect. The lender was a crafty fellow. He’d had his […]

My newest murder mystery just released!

by JoslynChase in New Release, Reading, Writing

Ever wondered what life at an artist retreat is like? What about an artist retreat visited by murder most foul? Introducing a new character, and a new series, Death of a Muse is the story of a cat and a damaged artist, both wrestling with death. Here’s the teaser David Peeler, a sculptor poised for […]

Are you feeling it?

Why do we spend time reading a book or watching a movie? Why do we invest ourselves in a good story? The reasons tie into the same motivations that spur us to eat, build a shelter over our heads, and make babies. Survival—and because it feels good. In fact, these survival tactics feel good to […]