How To Create Emotions in Your Stories

The Power of Story – Part Three As we saw in Part Two, Nathan was able to penetrate David’s wall of pride and self-defense by making him feel. To create emotions is one of storytelling’s greatest tools. People need to feel. It’s a major part of who we are. More than one psychologist has said […]

Powerful Stories Go Straight to the Heart

One reason story is so powerful is it circumvents the defenses of pride and goes straight to the heart. My favorite example is how the prophet, Nathan, breached King David’s defenses before the king knew what hit him. The backstory is: God commanded Nathan to confront David over his adultery with Bathsheba and sending her […]

The Power of Storytelling

Why Stories? One of my best friends and a huge supporter of my work (my dad) never fully understood why I write stories. I tried to explain the power of storytelling, how it’s a mighty tool to help change people’s perspectives . . . and their lives. Facts and figures are great, but it’s the […]