Telling Stories

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Some of you may be wondering what my blog is all about, why I’m writing it, and why should you read it or care.  I believe that the basis for all human connection and understanding can be found in the stories we tell and the stories we read.

The history of what went on before us, when rendered in a deep and personal way, can reveal to each of us the soul we were born with and have buried along the way. History can direct the roles in our lives that we choose or are chosen for us.  History can give us tools in the form of knowledge and understanding that we need to interact with the world.

For most of my life I buried my soul in order to “be” what and who I thought I should be.   What kept my soul alive during this dark time were stories.  Reading books allowed me to shift into a world that was different than my own. I could be anything, do anything, live in any place on earth or outer space, or even dark within the earth through the characters, places, and events I read about in books.  As I grew older I got curious about the people who wrote these books. I wanted to write books! I wanted to know about the authors and how they came to bring these worlds and characters out on paper.  From there grew my love of words and putting words together. I entered the world of non-fiction and wrote hundreds of thousands of words.  But always there was the story, the history, waiting in the wings to be heard, interpreted, invented, and told.

So this blog is really an extension of my belief: The basis for all human connection and understanding can be found in the stories we tell and the stories we read.

My goal is to give you the tools and inspiration to explore your own stories, whether that be through fiction, poetry, non-fiction, or other creative avenues such as song, dance, and art.  The world needs you to tell us who you are and what you love.  And in turn, show us why we should love it too.

So if my posts seem a little scattered at first glance, look deeper for the underlying thread of story. The thread of hope and inspiration and discovery of true self.  Therein lies the pattern that will make sense of it all.

Explore yourself through story!

Author: Jay Warner

Writing is a lifelong passion for me. In my many years of writing I have had the opportunity to help a great number of people in their own writing journeys. I write historical fiction and a broader variety of non-fiction including technical writing, corporate policies and procedures, white papers, safety manuals, interpretations of documents pertaining to governmental entities such as OSHA and DOI, grants, articles, encyclopedia entries, essays, compositions, and more. I have taught high school composition and language arts including Advance Placement, Upward Bound, and Early Literacy for people ages 16-54 who need extra help with reading and writing. I have served as editor of two quarterly magazines: one literary and one historical in nature and have excellent proofreading and editing skills. I would like to help you craft your best work by assisting you with both editing and proofreading. Let's get the words on the page and rock the writing world!