Why I’m Here

I recently read “Mastery” by Robert Greene (great book – highly recommend) and I have to say, it opened my mind as to what it truly means to become a master of something. It’s not about a piece of paper or awards and accolades (although those things are all nice)… being a master is about diving into your craft with body and soul. I am a storyteller. I love stories and all the various outlets of stories. While I lean heavily toward entertainment, I believe deeply in the power of the story whether it’s told around the campfire, plays up on the big screen, or reveals itself with each turn of the page. Story resides deep within the soul. I do not know if I will ever become a “master” storyteller, but I am thrilled to embark on the journey toward mastery as, at the end of the day, it’s the journey that truly matters.

It is my hope that, through this blog, I will be able to reflect on techniques, concepts, and ideas as I push myself to grow and improve in my craft. As I study the lives and works of the many masters who have come before me, I will share insights and any bits of wisdom I may gain from them. I will also share my personal journey, the process I experience from that initial spark of an idea, through the multiple rewrites, to the final draft, and all of the frustrations and wins experienced along the road.

I expect there to be a lot of laughter (and perhaps a few tears) along the way, but I’m thrilled to share this adventure with you. Thanks for being here. It means the world to me.

I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University with an emphasis on entertainment. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my husband and four children while maintaining dual citizenship with USA/Canada and Residency here in NZ.