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.


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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.

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Stephen Hunter is a versatile and talented author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written over twenty novels and also served as chief film critic for the Washington Post, where he received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. Along with his novels, he has published two collections of film criticism and a nonfiction work, American Gunfight. His latest thriller, Game of Snipers, released in July 2019.

Be sure to listen in as Stephen shares his thoughts on the art of story.

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