Writing Philosophy

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Rules I stick by…

  1. Serve the truth.

2. Write what you know, as only you can.

3. Connect with the larger story to tell.

People always ask me how I got into storytelling. And I guess it’s the kind of business that has always been around. Storytellers are everywhere. Stories are the currency we exchange across wine glasses on a first date, whisper into the ear of a friend at a movie theater, or shout across the din of a crammed coffee shop. Stories are hands down, pockets emptied, the best thing we’ve got. They are a kaleidoscope of what makes us distinctive. That’s why I decided to write books. There’s no shortage of good stories. The trick is to capture it in a way that makes the particular universal. If I could describe my writing philosophy—that’s it.