“Storytelling is ultimately the only way that we know besides song, dance, painting, and music to share with our tribesmen what it means to be human, express the indefinable feelings that unite humankind.” – Kilroy J. Oldster
The most powerful stories are ones that are innately tied to our universal human truths, and the desires that burn fires inside of each and every one of us. Writing is art. Our experiences are our canvases. Our words are our paintbrushes. Powerful storytelling comes from an intrinsic understanding of other human beings and what makes people feel the way they do. To be a great writer, you must first be a great observer of the human condition. You must have walked a variety of paths, have lived through a smorgasbord of adventures, and have shared in the emotional experiences of others to have any awareness of what makes people feel the things they feel.
It is because of my writing that I have survived – more times than not, my words have been my best friend, and where I go time and time again to fine my way back home.
Writing is hands down the most personal of all of my creative pursuits, and because of this, it has always been a completely private experience for me. To me, writing is the most vulnerable form of expression, and because of this I am still extremely protective of my voice and my perspective and the ways in which I will engage in storytelling as an art form.
The ideal storytelling client for me is one who is looking for truth more than function, authenticity more than selling something, and has that fire inside of them to share with the world something that they deeply believe in. For me to do justice to any story I am telling, I have to completely “buy into” what it is that I am writing.