Narrative News

Learning about writing from Fred Astaire and Beyoncé, and a “Passport” to dread

November 4, 2016

A weekly roundup of some favorite things, for your reading and listening pleasure

5 Questions

5 Questions: Alex Tizon and “In the Land of Missing Persons”

November 3, 2016

The journalist talks about his Atlantic piece on two men named Richard who disappeared in Alaska: "The whole story was full of human flaws and frailties"

Story Craft

Author Caroline Paul: “Adventures are simply stories in action”

November 1, 2016

The former firefighter (and failed luge superstar) talks about learning things the hard way -- and using that in her storytelling

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a little list of some of the things I’ve been listening to and reading this week, some of it online — Storyboard included, natch — and some of … Read more

5 Questions

5 Questions: Hanna Rosin and “The Silicon Valley Suicides”

October 27, 2016

The writer talks about her piece in the Atlantic on a string of deaths at a well-off high school, and why it's OK to show emotion in interviews

Narrative News

“Wild” author Cheryl Strayed: “bad memoirs are narcissistic; good memoirs are about all of us”

October 25, 2016

At the Power of Storytelling conference in Romania, the best-selling writer talks about daring to wander, and learning to bear the thing we cannot bear

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a little list of some of the things I’ve been listening to and reading this week, some of it online — Storyboard included, natch — and some of … Read more

5 Questions: The Washington Post’s Eli Saslow and “A survivor’s life”

October 20, 2016

The Pulitzer winner (and two-time finalist) talks about covering the aftermath of a school shooting a different way: "the truth is obviously so much uglier and so much messier and so much more honest"

Annotation Tuesday!

Annotation Tuesday! Brooke Jarvis and “The Deepest Dig”

October 18, 2016

The Seattle-based writer talks about her California Sunday Magazine piece on the "final frontier" of deep-sea mining, and adapting to the freelancing life

Just in time for the weekend, here’s a little list of some of the things I’ve been listening to and reading this week, some of it online — Storyboard included, natch — and some of … Read more

Narrative News

Dying along with Whitney Houston at the Future of Storytelling Festival

October 13, 2016

Along with "Famous Deaths," the virtual-reality gathering offered an immersive Black Lives Matter experience and a chance to fly like a bird (wings included)