We are passionate about well-told, impactful stories. We love to listen to them. Watch them. Create them. So, we decided to talk with premier storytellers from around the country. Hear their stories and get their insights. From novelists to comedians to film makers to artists. Stories are told through a variety of people in a variety of ways. 

And here they are. The secrets of great storytelling from great storytellers.


your host


Steven James is a national bestselling novelist and critically acclaimed storyteller. With a Master’s Degree in Storytelling, he has taught writing and creative storytelling around the globe and has written two books on the craft of writing: Story Trumps Structure and Troubleshooting Your Novel. Publishers Weekly calls him “[A] master storyteller at the peak of his game.” 

When he’s not writing or speaking, he likes watching science fiction movies, trail running, and eating chicken fajitas—although not necessarily at the same time.

Recent guest


Fred Waitzkin was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is the author of the internationally acclaimed story Searching for Bobby Fischer, which was later adapted into an Academy Award-nominated film by the same name. He is also the author of articles that have appeared in The New York Times, Esquire, Forbes, and Sports Illustrated, among others. When he’s not writing, he enjoys fishing off his boat Ebb Tide.

Be sure to listen in as Fred shares his thoughts on the art of novel-writing.

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