Washington welcomes me home

by JoslynChase in Free Stuff, Learning, Publishing, Reading

It’s lovely to see friends again, and to be closer to family. On the downside, the house needs so much work it feels like there can never be enough time or money in the world to see this one through to a happy ending. On the upside, I’ve been able to resume work on my […]

For the thrill of it

by JoslynChase in Reading, Thrill

Everyone loves a great story. Done right, a story pulls us in and envelops us in a different world. It feels good to get lost there for a time, savoring the experience of something both novel and relatable, suspended in the thrill, caught in the wonderful grip of story. Those of us who love mystery, […]

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 […]

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 […]