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A Book You Want To Read versus A Book You Want To Write

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com I often hear people say, "Write the book you want to read. If no one has written it yet, it's up to you!" There is... Continue Reading →

Just Say Yes! How Comedy Improv Can Embolden Your Writing

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please go to: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/just-say-yes-how-comedy-improv-can-embolden-your-writing Last weekend, I went to see Jetzo -- a "Kabuki-inspired improv" duo in Hollywood. Jetzo is unlike any comedy improv you've ever seen. Juzo Yoshida... Continue Reading →

Ode to E.L. Doctorow

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com E.L. Doctorow: Writer. Teacher. Historical Novelist. He died of lung cancer today; I am sad. As a television interview producer, I have met many authors:... Continue Reading →

10 Ways Art Can Improve Your Writing

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com Writing and the visual arts may seem different, but at their hearts, they both tell stories… I have studied art my entire life: I... Continue Reading →

Writing Advice from Wimbledon

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com (Updated to honor the 2019 semi-final between Roger Federer and Raphael Nadal) Whenever I watch tennis -- especially great tennis like at Wimbledon --... Continue Reading →

Do Writers TRUST Actors?

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com Last night, after my regular Monday night acting class at the Actors Workout Studio, I stuck around for a few minutes to chat with a couple... Continue Reading →

City or Country: Which is better for writers?

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com I'm having a bit of a personal crisis. Now that I'm embarking on this new life as a full-time writer, do I stay in the... Continue Reading →

Writer’s Sh*# OR Actor’s Sh*#

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com The other day, at a class at Actors Creative Workshop, casting director Lisa Pantone told a roomful of actors: "The script isn't about YOUR shi*#.... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Storytelling

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com Last week, I performed in a storytelling show at the Cupcake Theater in the heart of Hollywood. Seven different women got up on a... Continue Reading →

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