Posts Tagged "story"

What Imagination Does by Tracy Groot

What Imagination Does by Tracy Groot

By on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Susie had a terrific prompt for a blog post: “What was the inciting incident in your life that convinced you to pick up a pen and start writing?” I wanted to write since I was 8, and did, here and there in knockabout fashion, gaining experience if not solid purpose—until the Inciting Incident in my mid-twenties. My father-in-law told me his story of growing up in...

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We can be heroes: The healing power of storytelling by Maureen VandeBrake

We can be heroes: The healing power of storytelling by Maureen VandeBrake

By on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog | 11 comments

Stories may inspire healing. They can empower us to see ourselves and the world around us from a new perspective, thereby changing our reality. The story I have told myself my whole life is that I am a victim and a loser.  I have a slight speech disfluency. In my young life, I had many peers call me a “retard” or ask me if I was one.  This left a painful and...

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Platform is Part of the Process by Alexis De Weese

Platform is Part of the Process by Alexis De Weese

By on Sep 13, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

We’re excited about Alexis De Weese’s Friday afternoon plenary session titled “Just Let Me Write”. We know you’ll glean much about platform and marketing (spoiler alert: they aren’t awful and evil!). Here, Alexis gives us a little insight into what she’ll say at Breathe. If you haven’t yet registered, feel free to do...

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The Impound Lot — A Poem by Sharon Ruff

The Impound Lot — A Poem by Sharon Ruff

By on Jul 27, 2016 in Blog | 2 comments

Hundreds of vehicles at the impound lot held in detention Viewing life through the space between the bars Parts of our story live stuck somewhere In detention Waiting for someone to bail us out Could we return to the stuck places a search and rescue mission Letting our grownup self grab our stuck self and release us from the imprisonment of our jailer the critic...

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Why Story Matters by Ingrid Lochamire

Why Story Matters by Ingrid Lochamire

By on Jun 8, 2016 in Blog | 8 comments

When a girl grows up casting her Daddy as the hero in every story, it’s natural that one day she will tell his story. My father’s story is far from a fairy tale. The years immediately after my mother left our family must have been rough for my father as he took on the task of raising three little girls, ages 3, 2 and 1. With help from my grandmothers, he kept us...

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