Memorial Day – Remembering Andre

This Memorial Day I’m reminded that inspiration doesn’t always come from the happy occurrences in our life. Motivation for change is often found in the aftermath of tragic events that we may never understand.bootContinue Reading

The Writer Bite: Why Grammar is Important


Try Grammarly’s online plagiarism checker free of charge because Uncle Ben was right – “With great power, comes great responsibility.” I always talk about running free with your thoughts and ideas to make it through The Masquerade. The catch with that comes from how those ideas are presented. Your thoughts deserve the best form of expression. […]

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To Those Looking for Purpose


Should your yellow brick road turn to a life in the grey; know that staying true to our sense of adventure is a greater love story than any other. Lost – Adjective: Unable to find one’s way; not knowing one’s whereabouts. In seeing generations before us end up so unhappy with how their lives turned […]

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The Escapist Returns


My fellow Escapists, it’s been way to long…. What a journey I’ve been on the last seven months. I haven’t done well in keeping you updated on my wordy adventures, but I hope that will all change this year. Let’s just say I’ve grown during my time away.

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The Secret to Content Development- The Storyteller


Content is more than a tool to encourage transactions – it’s about the interactions of two stories. Beautiful design, consistent messaging, and analytic research are only a small part of the development process. The secret to content development is in how the pieces are connected.  This is why every team needs a designated storyteller. This […]

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How Candy Crush Helps Me Deal with Failure


Being brave enough to create something, means we’re susceptible to criticism and have to deal with failure. After receiving one piece of bad news after bad experience in my work, I have to admit it is getting old. A girl can only adapt so much and grow so fast, before these negative experiences started making […]

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Catalyst for Change


Storyteller – n. – The one who will save us all.  

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Storyteller Spotlight: Isaac Marion

Isaac Marion author of National Bestseller Warm Bodies & The New Hunger. Photo taken from his website.

I’m not a fan of the Q&A style post, but if you follow Isaac Marion’s blog post or late night tweets – you know only his words can give his character justice. Marion is best know for his New York Times Bestselling Novel, Warm Bodies.  A story from the perspective of a zombie named R […]

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Unpaid Internships – Out of Fashion?


The recent ruling in favor of two unpaid  interns for the box office hit Black Swan are one of many names causing companies to re-think their internship programs. We all know internships usually means doing what you love for free. When you’re first starting out, it’s tempting to take any opportunity to get your feet […]

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The Self Destructive Nature of Storytellers


It’s always been a belief of mine, that true storytellers must have a bit of torment in their soul. Amongst the distraction of  the unsettling restlessness, I’m finding this madness feeds the creative outlet we choose. It’s interesting how that same force also drives our character to self destruction. “The urge to destroy is also […]

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