Lisa Cron author Wired for Story

Lisa Cron

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

Her Journey

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.

Low Point

Lisa took time off to take care of her children and she felt like she had nothing to share professionally.

Aha Moment

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.

Lightning Round

Book Lisa RecommendsThe 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 Website

Lisa’s Twitter @LisaCron

Lisa’s Book – Wired for Story: The Writer’s Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence

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Parting Words

Never underestimate the power of story. All stories are a call to action. The power of story is yours.

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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