Interview: Why telling your story is important with Lisa Cron
Lisa Cron believes we all hard wired to understand life through stories. She is the author of Wired for Story, a book that reveals how we can use story to enhance our lives. We chat about her journey as a writer and the science of the story.
Below is a summary of our interview:
The end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started – and to know the place for the first time – TS Elliot
The past is never dead, it’s not even past -Faulkner
We don’t turn to story to escape reality, we turn to story to navigate reality -Lisa Cron
Lisa talks about he she developed her method of helping writers tell their stories after many years of analyzing scripts and manuscripts for film and tv.
Lisa took time off to take care of her children and she felt like she had nothing to share professionally.
Lisa goes into how learning how to dance revived her sense of having something worthwhile to share with the world.
Lisa’s work now
Lisa goes deeper into the science of storytelling, how writing is taught wrong and tells a success story of a writer she helped snag a major book agent.
Book Lisa Recommends: The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human
Helpful Habit: Get out of your pajamas right away, go outside right away, and find one thing you are afraid of every day and do it. Find something nice to say someone else during your day.
Helpful Person: Jenny Nash, Book Coach
Internet Resource: Snopes
What’s Your Purpose: To let people know we think in stories and emotion is the system. Emotions are the way we make decisions.
Where to follow Lisa
Lisa’s Twitter @LisaCron
Let Lisa know how much you enjoyed this interview.
Never underestimate the power of story. All stories are a call to action. The power of story is yours.
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