Whether you’re new to writing or have been doing it for years, this presentation by Daniel José Older is worth it for the first three minutes alone (there is a sign-in process for the entire lesson). As a farm kid who came to writing armed with a nursing degree and did much of my early writing in the moments between ambulance calls, I admit I’m predisposed to like Older’s take on how living your life is a critical–and often overlooked–key to powerful storytelling. And “powerful” doesn’t mean everything has to be loud as sirens; “powerful” is also found in those dead still interstitial moments in the wake of the sirens.
Anyway: Daniel José Older, right here.
Want to be the first to know when Mike has a new book, or is coming to your area? Please sign up for the email list.