Writing is a Team Sport

November 16, 2013By dennisbrookeThe Power of Story, The Writing Journey

I recently had the privilege of speaking at the Northwest Christian Writers Association, which I joined in 2007. Following are the notes from my talk. Links to segments of the video are provided in the text. Six years ago I showed up at my first Northwest Christian Writers Association meeting. I was excited because I … Read More

The Power in the Pause

July 24, 2013By dennisbrookeThe Power of Story, The Writing Journey

Inexperienced story tellers and speakers often rush through their narrative as if they were a rodent on crack–and overlook the power of pacing. A well placed pause can add suspense and conflict to a tale. For a great example of this let’s turn to the classic movie, Casablanca. One of the most famous movie lines of … Read More